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Bro. Gene Grasham, 73, Columbia, KY (1947-2021)

Bro. Edward Eugene "Gene" Grasham of Columbia passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at his home, after a short illness. He was 73 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 6pmCT on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Richard Martin and Bro. Steve Martin officiating.

A private graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Cox Cemetery with Bro. John Davis and Bro. Adam Shepard officiating.

Visitation is requested after 11amCT on Friday at Columbia Christian Church.

He was born November 16, 1947, in Jellico, Tennessee, to the late Robert Hood and Mary Margaret Staples Grasham. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Special Aunt, Fannie Grasham Flowers.

He lived in Sandy Flat, Kentucky, until going to Johnson Bible College in 1966 to study for the ministry, graduating in 1970. He served student ministries in Glen Alice, Tennessee and Woodbine, Kentucky.

He married Barbara Sue Martin on August 1, 1969 and together they served Christian Churches in Pulaski, Illinois, Bedford, Indiana, Loogootee, Indiana, Byrdstown, Tennessee and Hedgesville, West Virginia before retiring in 2016. Since retirement he has preached part-time at Westview Christian Church in Albany, Kentucky and Cane Valley Christian Church in Cane Valley, Kentucky. At the time of his death, he was a member of Columbia Christian Church where he served on the Evangelism and Mission Ministry Teams, had taught Wednesday night Bible study and Sunday School. He was very involved in the Adair County Food Pantry and making sure the Cox Cemetery was always taken care of.

Survivors include:
  • His wife - Barbara Sue Martin Grasham of Columbia
  • Two sons - Robert Allen Grasham of Columbia and Timothy Michael Grasham (Susan) of Frankfort, Indiana
  • Three grandsons - Isaac, Riley and Eli Grasham all of Frankfort, Indiana
  • Two brothers - Robert Hood Grasham (Bessie) of Eli, Kentucky and George Otis Grasham (Debbie) of Charlestown, Indiana
  • One sister - Elizabeth "Betty" Johnson of Jacksboro, Tennessee
  • Three nephews and one niece - Jason and Amanda Grasham, Keith and George Johnson
  • Several other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Johnson University, 7900 Johnson Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee 37998 or the Cox Cemetery Fund. These may be left at the Church or Funeral Home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Bro. Gene Grasham, 73, Columbia, KY (1947-2021)

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