John Lee Grossman, 58, Henderson, died at 3:11 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Hospice Lucy Smith King Care Center.
He was a member of United Church of the Nazarene. He worked for Whirlpool Corporation for 20 years and later with Pittsburgh Glass Works until becoming ill. He was a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran with the 2nd Armed Division, Fort Hood, Texas, and was a Staff Seargent, tank commander, sharp shooter, and rifle expert. John served in Germany and received a Good Conduct Medal for rifle expertise. He also served in the National Guard.
John was a 2006 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ivy Tech Community College where he received his degree in the Industrial Apprentice Program: Millwright Specialty and was selected for The National Dean’s List. He was an avid bowler, fisherman, camper, hunter and horseshoe player. He also served as a baseball coach from 1987 to 1997.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy “Shorty” Grossman, who died March 23, 2011, and Sylvia Doris Hayes “Syb” Grossman, who died May 24, 2004, and one grandson, John Lee Grossman, III.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Pam Grossman; one daughter, Christie Grossman of Henderson; one son, John Lee Grossman, Jr., and his wife, Nikol, of Henderson; one brother, Dan Lee Grossman and his wife, Joyce, of Henderson; five grandchildren, Josel Grossman, Dawson Grossman, Lilianna Lester, Kolton Grossman and Khloe Grossman; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home. The Reverend Keith Griffin will officiate. Entombment will be in Fairmont Cemetery Mausoleum with full military rites performed by American Legion Worsham Post No. 40.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Lee Grossman, Jr., Dan Lee Grossman, Issac Overfield, Paul Roy, Eric Roy, Ron Harper, Nicholas Brandon Candler, and Joshua Lee Porter.