Horace Gryder

Obituary of Horace Estel Gryder

Horace Estel Gryder, 95 of Tucson, Arizona, passed away on February 27, 2024. He was born in Vivian, Louisiana on November 27, 1928. Horace graduated from Vivian High School in 1946. Upon graduating from high school Horace went to work in various oil fields in Louisiana and Mississippi. In 1950 he joined the Navy and served in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954. One week later, Horace married Virgina Lee Farmer. They started their life together in Tucson where they raised their sons and Horace began a life-long career in carpentry and construction.

Horace is preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his parents Hugh and Lois Gryder, his brother Bill and his sisters Betty, Dorothy, and Shirley. He is survived by; his brother Bob, his sons Mike and Gary (Laurie), his granddaughters Monica (Mike) Swaner and Erin (Quintin) Crook and his great-grandchildren Mackenzie, Madison, Tatum, Vincent, Emma, Cassidy, Violet and Griffin plus numerous other family and friends who affectionately called him by his most beloved name “Pa.”

Services will be held on March 27, 2024, 3 pm at Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85716. Donations to Honor Flight Southern Arizona, P. O. Box 35364, Tucson, Arizona, 85704 would be greatly appreciated

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