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 www.dawson-wikoff.com.
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.