James L. Grider, 1955-2021

James L. Grider, 66 years old, went to be with the Lord in his home in Rison, Arkansas on Wednesday, October 6, 2021. He was born on Friday, September 30, 1955 in Warren, a son of the late Lester Grider and the late Maggie (Spakes) Grider. He was proceeded in death by his siblings, Jackie “Pete” Grider, John Grider, R.A. Grider, Grady Pat Grider, Kenneth “Bud” Grider, Kathy Clemons, June Saint, and Peggy Spencer.

James, who was known to many as Peanut was of the Christian faith and grew up attending Center Missionary Baptist Church and graduated from Woodlawn High School. From 1973 to 1977, he served his country in the United States Air Force where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Combat Crew badge. James spent a life long career in construction, whether it was drawing house plans or building them he took great pride in his work. James was a loving Father and took so much pride in his children.

Survivors include his Fiancée Teresa Reginelli, Son Christopher J. Grider, Daughter Jennifer Erdley, 2 Granddaughters Natalie and Gentry Erdley, Grandson Aidan Erdley, his siblings, Sonny “Shorty” Grider, Joan Perry, Barbara Grote, and longtime Childhood friend Steve “Leo” Ashcraft.

A memorial service was held at Rowell Cemetery on Thursday October 21, 2021, at 2:00 pm officiated by Ricky Mercer. Arrangements were by Frazer’s Funeral Home.

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