Robert L. “Bob” Grider, 81, of Rockville, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, December 18, 2021, at his residence.
Born August 22, 1940, in Champaign County Illinois, he was the son of Cosby Grider and Marie (Rainwater) Grider. His wife, Marsha K. Thornberry, whom he married May 2, 1959, survives.
Bob graduated from Marshall High School in 1958. He attended Kentucky Christian College and graduated from Lincoln Christian College. He was a member of Mecca Christian Church, enjoyed horseback riding, playing the guitar, mandolin, fiddle and Marsha’s upright bass. He loved the Lord and his family dearly He was a retired minister. He and Marsha were Christian singer/songwriter’s and enjoyed their music ministry with their children, traveling to churches across the central and southern states.
Other survivors include five children, Kathy Grider, Connie (Les) McCullough, Kim (James) Campbell, Rob (Betty) Grider, and Christina Grider; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many cousins; many friends; and his pets Keeper and Tom.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Donna Sue Grider.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 28 at Mecca Christian Church with fellow minister and dear Friend Richard McQuinn officiating. Burial will follow at Centennial Cemetery in Yeddo. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 27 at Gooch Funeral Home, 112 W. Howard Street, Rockville. Memorials should friends so desire may be made to the family. Care entrusted to Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville. Online condolences: www.goochfuneralhome.com.