Dr. John C. Grider, 73, of Liberty Kentucky, chiropractor and horse enthusiast, died Thursday, August 8, 2002 at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington after a suffering a short illness.

Dr. Grider was well-known by the Walking Horse Industry and took great pride in raising his horses. He was a mentor to many, and touched many people with his compassion and ministry.

For over 25 years, Grider served local government in Liberty, Kentucky. In 1964, he was appointed to the City Council where he served for thirteen years. After sitting out the next couple of terms, he served for another six years on the Council. From 1987 until 1993, Grider served as Mayor of Liberty, continuing to do wonderful things for the city.

Dr. Grider will be remembered for maintaining his composure when things got really tough, and for always reminding those around him that things could be a lot worse.

He is survived by his wife, Ressie Thompson Grider; two sons from a previous marriage, Dr. Danial Grider and his wife Debbie, of Carlsbad, California; and Dr. Jay Samual Grider and his wife Elizabeth, of Lexington, Kentucky; a brother, Gene and his wife Margaret Grider of Danville, Kentucky; a sister, Ruth and her husband Fred Parolari of Charlotte, North Carolina; and three grandchildren - Tiffany, Chase, and Nicholas Grider.

Funeral Services were held at Liberty First Baptist Church on August 11, 2002. He was laid to rest at Glenwood Cemetary.