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Funeral service for Tony Grider will be Sat, May 20, 2006 at noon

Mr. Grider was a devoted member of the Adair County Rescue Squad and a board member of the organization. He was Constable in Adair County District 4.

Complete obituary
Keith Tony Grider, 50, of (the Sparksville Community) 1534 Sparksville-Fairplay Road, Coumbia, KY, died suddenly on Wednesday morning, May 17, 2006, from injuries received in a motor vehicle accident 2.5 miles south of Columbia on KY 61 South.

The funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, 2006, at 12 Noon at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with Bro. Stanley Watson and Bro. Ralph Foster the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Harvey Cemetery at Sparksville, KY.

The family requests visitation after 4pm on Friday, May 19, 2006, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY.

Tony Grider was a devoted member of the Adair County Rescue Squad. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Rescue Squad and was serving as a Constable in Adair County District 4.

He was the son of the late James Grider and is survived by his mother, Juanita Furkin Grider, Sparksville, KY, and the following:
  • Three sons: Jason Grider and his wife Sarah, Columbia, KY; Adam Grider, Sparksville, KY; and David Grider, Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: James Terry Grider, Columbia, KY; and Roger Grider and his wife Linda, Columbia, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Jonathan Andrew Grider, Kari Marie Grider, and Gabriel Dwayne Barrett

  • Three nephews: Jeremy Grider, Seth Grider, and Chad Grider

  • One niece: Heather Taylor
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stela Jean Grider, on April 7, 2004.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: you trust, caring for people you love.

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Remembering Tony Grider: A Salute

2006-05-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. Fellow Rescue Squad Members and other Emergency Response and law enforcement personnel, saluted a fallen comrade, Tony Grider, a devoted Rescue Squad Member and a lawman who died as the result of an vehicle accident on Wednesday, May 17, 2006.
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2006-05-20 - Columbia, KY - Photo Staff. A long procession of vehicles from several emergency and law enforcement units, including the lead one, at this point from from Campbellsville-Taylor County Rescue, led the cortege as it wound off the Square in Columbia, carrying Constable and Rescue Squad Board Member Tony Grider down KY 61 to his final resting place in Harvey Cemetery near Sparksville, KY
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