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James Grizzell

December 19, 1923 — June 15, 2013

Born in Paris, TN on December 19, 1923 Departed on June 15, 2013 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

James Orin Grizzell, Jr. - age 89, went to be with the Lord June 15, 2013. James was born to the late James and Gladys Derington Grizzell, Sr. on December 19, 1923 in Paris, TN. He served our country proudly as a B17 pilot in the 8th Army Air Corps, 99th Bomb Group during WWII. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arkansas and then his M.B.A. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University. James, who was lovingly known as "Hoss," will be remembered for his many quirky sayings, his passion for genealogy and his love for antique car restoration. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who touched the lives of many. Preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Grizzell DeShouten, he is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Elizabeth Boone Neikirk Grizzell; four children, Susan Stan Symons of Wamego, KS, James Orin Yvonne Grizzell, III of Park Ridge, IL, Kirk Sue Grizzell of Hendersonville, TN, and Leslie Rick Carey of Lynnfield, MA; seven grandchildren, Taylor Symons, Jimmy Grizzell, Annie Grizzell, Dylan Grizzell, Justine Grizzell, Eric Carey, and Allison Carey. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. and on Monday, June 24, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. at Hendersonville Funeral Home. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Monday June 24, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with Pastor Don Hutchinson officiating. Burial will follow in Hendersonville Memory Gardens. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 615 824-3855 or

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