Danny Whitson Grissom

September 3, 1954February 5, 2021

Dan Grissom, of Fresno, California passed away on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the age of 66 years old. Dan was born September 3, 1954 in Tulare, California to Paul and Erma Grissom.

He grew up in Tulare, California and enlisted in the United States Navy in 1973. Dan met Linda while in the Navy and they were married in 1976. He obtained his Associate of Science degree from Pensacola Junior College prior to returning to California to settle. Dan was employed as a Field Tech for AT&T for over 38 years.

Dan was well versed in computers. He graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix earning a Bachelors degree in IT Technology in 2005.

Dan loved photography and aviation, taking many trips with his best friend Bob Weber over the years.

He was a devoted San Jose Sharks hockey fan for many years.

Dan is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Tiffany Joyce Penner and her husband Jacob (who was like a son to Dan); grandsons William David Penner and Lucas Paul Penner.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Erma Grissom.

A Celebration of Dan's Life will be held at a later date.


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Theresa Timmons

February 21, 2021

Hi, my name is Theresa Timmons. My dad is Don Hickerson, son of Alma and the nephew of Aunt Erma. Although it's been many years since I saw. Danny, when we would come and stay with gramma Hickerson , Dan,s house was the first place we,d go. He was a few years older, and always had the best toys and. Comic books I know we were a pain but he was always nice and put up with us. Ha ha. Just sharing. My thoughts are with his wife and daughter . It's so hard to lose our loved ones but they are always in our hearts and we will see them again ♥

Sheryl Coley

February 20, 2021

I’m back to add a happy memory. Dan & Linda came out to visit me & my husband in Tennessee one year. They wanted to visit to a few places, & one was the Nellies Barbecue Restaurant in Memphis, Dan had his GPS on and as he followed the instructions we ended up out in the middle of no where on a back country road, I made a comment to Dan that we must be going to the Nellies home & not the restaurant, we soon turned around & headed back to the interstate. Important note don’t alway believe what your Garmin is telling you, we did end up at the restaurant after Dan turned off the Garmin & used his phone instead. Great times I remember.
This is a photo from that visit.

Teri & Bob Harris

February 19, 2021

Bob and I will always treasure the times spent with Dan and Linda at our house on the coast. We can still see him sitting with his computer at the end of our dining table. We both believe Dan and Linda are the two nicest people anyone could know. He will be missed. ❤

Bob & Teri Harris

Sheryl Coley

February 19, 2021

I met Dan in 2000 when I was introduced to him & the family by my late husband Mike Coley the brother of Linda Grissom, Dan was a great person and brother in law, I will miss his sense of humor, & love for his family. He will always be in my heart. 😺🐾

Bob Weber

February 17, 2021

I am devistated over the loss of my friend Dan. We shared many adventures, both on and off the job over a 40 year friendship. I have many fond memories of those adventures, and I realize that God blessed me with his humor and knowlege. My time shared taking pictures with Dan, can never be replaced. God's gift to me, was his irreplaceable friendship. Dan and I loved the movie "Dr Strangelove". The picture below was something we laughed about, when we took it. Rest in peace my friend.