He was born June 6, 1943, in Columbia, Kentucky, to the late Charlie and Eleanor Grissom Clift, was a retired Industrial Engineer and had served in the National Guard. He was a grandson of the late Milton Lee, Sr. and Rosa Grissom.
Two daughters – Maggie Bahou of Brentwood, Tennessee, Mary Eleanor Girton of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
One sister – Charlie Margaret Hairston of Littleton, North Carolina
Private burial was held on Monday, December 7, 2015 in Columbia Cemetery
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements