OBITUARY

Vernon Webster Grizzle

November 19, 1927January 8, 2020

Vernon Webster Grizzle was born on November 19, 1927 and passed away on January 8, 2020.

Services

21 January

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary

Cypress Room

11500 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

21 January

Graveside Service

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park

11500 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA 92505

Memories

Vernon Webster Grizzle

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John Williams

January 10, 2020

I’ve never had a time when I smelled cigar smoke and didn’t think of my grandpa Vern. He was easy to buy gifts for for a long time because I knew how much he loved a good cigar. I will never forget his “Well hello Johnny” every time I saw him, will never forget the time spent in the garage with Ann smoking her cigarettes and Vern with his cigars. I remember how proud he was of me after becoming a Marine. I remember snow on his front lawn that he had made for all of us kids. He was always so much more than just Grandpa, he was everything I wanted to be and was never able to quite ascend to his level, I hadn’t been able to see him much since I moved out of California and I will always regret the times I drove by his house on the way to my friends house without stopping to say hi, or the times I thought to call him in the last few years and didn’t because I always had something else to do. I loved talking baseball with him even though he was an Angels fan through and through and I liked the Dodgers. He always made me feel loved whenever I talked to him even if it had been a long time since we talked. He will be sorely missed, but I take comfort in knowing that my mom and Grandma surely greeted him and let him know how much they too had missed him. I love you grandpa and I hope they have cigars in heaven because you surely deserve one for a life well lived.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY