Everett "Ray" Grider passed away January 9, 2020 in Franklin at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his siblings Edith Bernard, Dorthy Ballenger, Claude Grider, Tina "Tiny" Conner, Cordell Grider, Agnus Kean, John Grider, Robert Grider, Lela Ballenger and Roy Grider. He had five children, Vonda, Patricia, Glen (deceased), Otha (deceased) and Tonya; four step-children, David, Mary, Laura and Daniel (deceased); ten grandchildren, Sean, Kiesha, Kara, Jessica, Anthony, Daniel Ray, Lisa, Heaven, Ashley, and Timothy. He married Wanda Dunbar (deceased), He became Barbara Burks lifelong mate (deceased). Ray served on the front line in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. January 13, 2020 at Jessen Funeral Home - Franklin Chapel.
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