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Roy Carl Grider, Jr.

December 14, 1930 ~ September 21, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Roy Grider, Jr. Obituary

Roy Carl Grider, Jr. passed away peacefully Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the Bridge Care Suites.

He was born on December 14, 1930 in Waverly, the son of Roy Carl and Emma Brown Grider, Sr. 

Roy married Geraldine Harris on April 26, 1952 and she preceded him in death on August 28, 2020.  Also, preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Jane and son-in-law, Larry Royer.

Roy moved to Auburn in 1941 and attended Auburn schools.

He joined the Navy in 1948.  He served four years on two destroyers, the U.S.S. Glennon and the U.S.S. Mackenzie, taking part in the Korean War in the largest evacuation in sea history at the Chosen Reservoir. 

He was a lifetime member of the Auburn VFW and former commander of the Legion Post 277.  Roy retired from Doyle Sheet Metal, which he opened and owned with his son, Michael in 1982.  He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers, 218, from 1952 to the time of his death.  He was a member of the Auburn Christian Church.

Surviving are one son, Michael (Linda) Grider; two daughters, Kathy (John) Goleman and Carla Royer; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen (Dale) Harris; one brother, Darrel Grider; several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 9:30am till time of services at 11am, Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at Bramley Funeral Home, Auburn with Pastor Josh Mangano officiating.  Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery with military honors.

Memorials may be made to the Auburn Christian Church.

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September 26, 2023

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Bramley Funeral Home
550 E. Jackson St.
Auburn, IL 62615

Funeral Service
September 26, 2023

11:00 AM
Bramley Funeral Home
550 E. Jackson St.
Auburn, IL 62615


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