Lonnie G. Grider 57, of Cerro Gordo, passed away at 7:02 p.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

A memorial service to celebrate Lonnie’s life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday September 20, 2013, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

Lonnie was born May 5, 1956 in Albany, KY the son of Chester A. and Geneviva (Covey) Grider. He was a retired over the road truck driver and was a member of the Teamster’s Union. Lonnie had a great love for playing pool and participated in many area pool leagues. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was known as a man with many talents and a Jack of all Trades. He could repair and fix any project that was given to him. He also had a passion for raising Koi Fish.

Surviving is his daughters: Tracy Stull and her husband Jeff of Virginia Beach, VA, Jenifer Cuttill and her husband Rodney Jr. of Decatur, Michell Grider of Arthur, and Cheryl Allen of Cerro Gordo; special companion: Karen Scranton of Mt. Zion; brother: Bobby Grider and his wife Melinda of Decatur; sisters: Linda “Susie” Curtis and her husband Jon of Bloomington, Bonnie L Yowell and her husband Lowell of Cerro Gordo, and Dianna “Rose” Grider of Decatur; eight grandchildren and his special dogs: Sam and booger also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: William Paul Grider and his best friend: Rolland Miller.

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