MURRAY -- James "Jim" Grider, 71, of Murray, died at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Grider was a member of First Baptist Church in Murray and the CWR Sunday School Class. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War and retired from the Kentucky Department of Corrections.

He is survived by his wife, Gingy Grider; a daughter, Kelly Couch of Carrollton; a son, Jimmy Grider of Georgetown, Indiana; three stepchildren, Lindsey Ryan of Louisville, Aaron Ryan of Murray and Zach Ryan of Louisville; a sister, Pam Embry of Murray; a brother, Jeff Grider of Louisville; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

His parents were Eddie and Willie Bright Grider.

Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Blalock-Coleman & York Funeral Home, with Revs. Keith Inman and Boyd Smith officiating.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Humane Society.

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