Richard Grissom

Richard Grissom, 77, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Providence Medical Center, with his wife, Fredonia and his niece, Sandra Woodard at his bedside.

He was born March 3, 1934, in Chattanooga, Tenn., the son of Leonard and Dovie (Roe) Grissom. After enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, Richard married Fredonia Hawkins. They were married for 52 years. Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force, he worked in food service and retired from the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center.

Richard is survived by his wife, Fredonia of the home; two sister-in-laws, Charlene Briscoe and Drusilla Hawkins; a brother-in-law, Ronnie Hawkins Sr.; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and long-time friends.

Graveside services with full military honors, will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Leavenworth National Cemetery with Rev. B.J. Landrum Sr. officiating.