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Obituaries

GLENDO GRIDER, SR., 84, RUSSELL SPRINGS, KY

 

Glendo Grider, Sr., 84, of Russell Springs, KY passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022 at Russell County Hospital. He was born in Adair County’s White Oak Community on May 11, 1937, a son of the late Hollis and Lavona McGowan Grider.

 

Glenda gave most of his adult life to the service of his country in the United States Air Force. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, where he earned 3 Bronze Service Stars and a Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross. Glendo was sent around the world with the Air Force as Military Police. He had been stationed at Grissom Air Force Base in Indiana, Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan and Mount Laguna Air Force Base in California. He was proud of his many decorated achievements with the Air Force and retired from the military as a Master Sergeant.

 

Glendo was “one of a kind”. His big booming voice and “larger than life” personality made an impression on all who knew him. Glendo loved being outdoors, loved to eat and enjoyed UK basketball. He loved his family, his children and his grandchildren.

 

SURVIVORS:

His children: Kelly Burton, Jr. (Lisa) of Russell Springs, Glendo Grider, Jr. (Laurel) of Nashville, Tennessee, and Julie Grider of Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1 brother: Wayne Grider (Sheila) of Trafalgar, Indiana

1 sister: Lola Holder (Jim) of Russell Springs

Sister-in-law: Carla Grider of Russell Springs

8 grandchildren: Ashley Hill of Somerset, Joshua Burton of Russell Springs, Lydia Stener of Wisconsin, Hannah Perkins and Sarah Marquez both of Clarksville, Tennessee; Rebekah Dudding, Brian Fisher, and Johnathon Fisher all of Nashville, Tennessee

12 great-grandchildren: Cooper Hill and Kinsley Hill of Somerset, Jaxtyn Burton and Jensyn Burton of Russell Springs, Emanuel Stener and Isaiah Stener of Wisconsin, Reign Perkins and Phoenix Perkins and Abriel Marquez, Adam Marquez and Ann’Berlin Marquez all of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Mycah Fisher of Tennessee

A host of nieces & nephews

His beloved caregivers who assisted his family in his care at home: Doc, Boss, Wesley, Patrick and Sandra

 

Along with his parents, Glendo was preceded in death by his sister, Ruby Nell Ferneding and 3 brothers: Harvey Owen Grider, Donald Roe Grider and Edward Ray Grider.

 

Funeral service: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Glendo Grider, Jr. and Bro. Kelly Burton, Jr. officiating

 

Interment: Bethlehem Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Honor Guard of Russell County

 

Visitation: After 11:00amCT on Tuesday at the funeral home

 

Glendo’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.

 

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