Remembering James Harrell Grigsby

James Harrell Grigsby

Graveside services for Mr. James Harrell Grigsby, age 86 of Ruston, LA will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, December 2, 2022 at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Ruston, LA with Rev. Brad Jones officiating. The service will be under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

James was born November 24, 1936 in Jackson Parish, LA to Myrtle Eugene Caskey Grigsby and Pervis Moseley Grigsby, and he peacefully passed away on November 30, 2022 in Ruston. He was a US Army veteran. James received his basic training at Fort Benning, GA and was stationed in South Korea for two years. He was especially proud of his marksman medal. James was an avid outdoorsman. He loved deer hunting and coon hunting. Some of his best times were sitting on a deer stand or chasing after the dogs on dog days. James loved listening to the hounds when they would tree a coon. He, at one time, had two of the best hounds in the area. James was a seismographer, a pipe liner and a truck driver over the years. He was a lover of dogs and cats. During his declining years, his cats were his companions. James was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Robert Royal Riser.

James is survived by his son James Michael Grigsby and wife Terry of Ruston; daughter Jennifer Holly Grigsby; grandchildren James Paul Grigsby and Holly Elizabeth Grigsby and her husband Jesse Myers; sister Virginia Grigsby Riser; nieces Stacy Lynn Campbell Riser and Kimberly Ann Riser England; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and a host of friends, family, and neighbors.

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