James Nolan Grissett

James Nolan Grissett, age 77, was called home to Heaven on Sept. 4, 2018. Funeral services were held Sept. 8, at First Baptist Church, Clifton with Dr. Jerry Smith officiating. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was Sept. 10, at Cook-Walden Forest Oaks Cemetery, Austin.

James was born on Aug. 20, 1941, in Beeville to Dan and Mary Grissett and grew up in Sinton, TX. He attended Southwest Texas State University. He married Susanne Bacon in Dec. 1965, and two daughters were born to them.

He attained computer certifications and proficiency in programming and data analysis for work at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and in Washington D.C. and for the State of Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He retired Dec. 31, 2004, with over 35 years of state service.

After the death of Susanne in 1977, he married Rose Ann Crockett in March of 1979, and they lived and worked in Austin until they retired. They enjoyed retirement in Clifton, TX for 14 years.  

He never met a stranger and was an encourager to all. He loved sports and golf and hunting. He was a Deacon and active member of First Baptist Church, Clifton, always striving to live a godly life. He was a leader in the Lions, holding the post of Treasurer for many years.  

He is survived by his wife Rose Ann, daughter Fawn Wheeler and husband Robert of Abilene, daughter Amy Kolls and grandson James Kolls of San Antonio.

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