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Michael Grider

Michael Eugene Grider

Saturday, June 27th, 1959 - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
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Psalm 23:4 "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."

Mr. Michael Eugene Grider was born on June 27, 1959 in Big Springs, Texas to the union of Freddie Lee Crutchfield and Edith Mae Grider Crutchfield. He was the eldest of five children. He peacefully entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the age of 60 at Wake Forest Medical Center after a brief illness.

Michael was a 1977 graduate of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas and was employed for thirty-nine years with Tyson Foods as a computer operator.

“Shop until you drop,” was Michael’s mantra. While he enjoyed shopping, Michael also took pleasure in bowling, playing softball and playing dominoes. He loved the outdoors and was known for his immaculate lawn care. He would often work late in the evening mowing and helping others in his neighborhood. He adored children and was always the Santa at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. You never saw Michael without a smile on his face because he was such a happy camper.

Michael was married to the love of his life, Debbie Lafae Jones Grider. While they did not birth children, they reared many family members, to include his nephew, Braylon Johnson who resided with them at the time of Michael’s death.

Mr. Grider leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 39 years, Debbie Jones Grider; three brothers: Tyrone (Dora) Grider, Curtis Grider and Keith (Yolanda) Crutchfield; and one sister, Toni Lynn Eason, all of Little Rock, Arkansas. Also surviving are seven sisters-in-law: Martha (Robert) Jones of Kansas City, MO, Rita Reese and Marsha (Larry) Tyler of Little Rock, AK, Cynthia Nichols of Statesville, NC, Patricia Treadwell and Leona Smith from Columbus, OH and Teareathia Grady from Greer, SC; one brother-in-law: Lonnie (Bertha) Nichols of Columbus, OH, and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends --- particularly the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church Family whom he loved very much.

Funeral service for Mr. Michael Grider will be held at Chestnut Grove Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Dale Gibson doing the eulogy. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m.

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Grider family.
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    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
    Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
    772 Cools Springs Road
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  • Interment

    Chestnut Grove Baptist Church
    772 Cools Springs Road
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Martha J Jones

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It is so very hard at this time to express adequately what is truly felt in my heart Debbie for our, but most especially your loss of our beloved brother-in-love, and the love of your life Michael. I pray God's strengthening with much peace for you and entire family! We, Robert and I, love you and are so saddened; yet so grateful to have known and loved and loved by our brother! I pray always for you, my dear sister! Love you so much!

Your Big Sister,

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