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Christie “Chris” Wayne Grissom

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September 17, 1945 - September 8, 2021

  • Christie “Chris” Wayne Grissom

Christie “Chris” Wayne Grissom of Humble, TX was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 3:21 p.m. at age 75. Only 4 hours earlier his wife, Kay, was finally allowed to enter his hospital room after 23 days of separation and speak directly to his spirit. She anointed him with oil, assuring him that everyone was praying and believing for his miraculous healing. She told him how much he was loved and missed. She gave him permission to go on to Heaven if he wanted to, where he would no longer suffer and struggle. She also did not want him to feel obligated to stay and take care of her which he had always done. He chose to be with Jesus in Heaven. Hallelujah! Chris was born in Lubbock on September 17, 1945 to Grady Martin and Doris Maxine Grissom. He attended primary school in Levelland and Lovington, New Mexico. The family moved to Brownfield when he was in the 3rd grade. He attended Brownfield High School where he participated in track, football and FFA. In 1968, he received his BS degree in geology and business from East Texas State University in Commerce and then transferred to Ft. Dix, New Jersey where he received his basic training for The National Guard. After 3 1/2 years of dating, in July 1969, he married his college sweetheart, Kay Edmondson. While attending a revival service in Austin, Chris re-dedicated his life to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. After six months of marriage, they moved to Odessa where Chris began his 24-year career with Halliburton Services. In June 1973, they moved to Centerville, Ohio where Chris continued his career with Halliburton Industrial Cleaning Services. During this time they raised two children, Grady Martin Grissom II and Kacey Christina Grissom. In August of 1990, Chris and family relocated to Humble where they began the next chapter of their lives. Chris continued his industrial sales career working for three additional companies, retiring in 2012 at age 67. On July 19, 2019, Chris and Kay celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a grand event--reliving so many memories and was deeply cherished by both of them. Chris is preceded in death by his father, Grady Martin Grissom, and grandparents Hershel and Lena Harben and James and Naomi Grissom. He is survived by his wife, Kay, son and daughter-in-law Grady and Linda Grissom, daughter and son-in-law, Kacey and Jarred Knox, and grandchildren: Lauren and Alyssa Grissom, James Django Knox, his mother, Doris Maxine Bell, sisters Brenda Harris and Karen Bell, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. During his free time, Chris enjoyed church activities, working in his yard, attending car shows, watching Mecum Car Auctions, old westerns on TV, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Chris never met a stranger. He was always extremely friendly, courteous, and helpful. He could be very humorous, and was well liked by everyone who knew him. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Friday, September 17 at Humble First Assembly of God in Humble. Memorial Services celebrating his life will be held at 12 p.m., Saturday, September 18 at Humble First Assembly of God. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 25 at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Odessa.