Skip to content

Obituary • Dr. John C. Grider



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.

More Stories

  • Live from Cornersville

    ReporTV will be live from the Cornersville Lions Club, beginning at 6:00 pm. Read More
  • TWHNC updates class schedule

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, scheduled for Aug. 22–Sept. 1, has made the following changes to their class schedule... Read More
  • Latest Issue July 23 18

    Read More
  • Celebration makes plans for Adult Pony WGC to return

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration recently made plans to split the amateur pony and 15.2 & under world grand championship classes. In 2017, The Celebration decided to combine the two divisions into a single world grand championship class due to a lack of entries in both divisions. Read More
  • Lead Line WGC moved to Sunday night

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has announced that the Lead Line World Grand Championship has been moved from the first Saturday morning performance to the Sunday evening schedule at the 80th Annual Celebration.  Read More
  • Lewisburg Millcreek Show canceled

    The Lewisburg Millcreek show, scheduled for July 21, has been canceled due to the amount of rain and storms in the forecast.  Read More
  • International Horse Show updates

    The 40th Annual International Pleasure & Colt Grand Championship, scheduled for July 27 - August 4, 2018 is soon approaching and promises to be the year's greatest showcase for the flat-shod Tennessee Walking Horse... Read More
  • Obituary – Jerry Lunsford

    The Report has recently learned of the passing of Jerry Lunsford. He was a long time member of the Georgia Walking Horse Association. A full obituary will be posted when it becomes available.  Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Juke Rein Jenne'

    Justin, Hope and Jagger Jenne' happily welcome the arrival of their son and baby brother, Juke Rein Jenne’ on July 10, 2018. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 ounces and measured 20 inches in length.  Read More
  • TWHBEA Election coming soon

    August 1, 2018, is the deadline to have your candidacy declared for the Int'l Board of Directors at TWHBEA.  TWHBEA needs enthusiasm,  fresh perspective, and help, every term to continue growth and prosperity.  Read More