Arthur “Skip” Grindley Jr., 62 of Zanesville, passed away December 26, 2020 at Genesis Hospital.
He was born September 17, 1958 in Lynnfield MA, son of the late Arthur Grindley Sr. and Bonita Roberts Stouder (Donald Stouder:D) . Arthur was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed with South East Area Transit for the past 20 years. He was a member of the VFW, Teamsters and Buckeye Lake Eagles and also very active with the Sebring Historical Society and The Ohio Pottery Association. He also enjoyed teaching others about Grindley Artware through his Facebook group.
Pottery was his passion, he enjoyed learning and sharing his knowledge with others. He loved music, cowboy movies and most of all spending time with his family and friends. He was larger than life and brought joy and laughter to everyone, never knowing a stranger. One of his great joys was playing Santa Claus each year, with his generous heart he would bring happiness to children and adults alike. He always looked for ways to lighten hardships for others donating or giving in any way he could.
He is survived by his loving wife and best-friend, Charlene Wilson Grindley; children, Andrew (Amy) Grindley, Adel (Lance) Raber, Autumn (Matt Palmer) Grindley, Airianne (Nick Versonnen) Grindley; siblings, Anthony K. Grindley (Jodi A. Grindley), Amber K. Cosans (Richard Cosans), Alesia K. Tobias, Annette K. Vick (Guy Vick:D), Avon K. Bogle (Kenneth Bogle) Diana Rupe (Michael Rupe) Peggy Newsom (Ralph Newsom) , Patricia Ballint (Brian Ballint) Christine Long (Ralph Long:D) Jesse Stouder (Beverly Stouder); grandchildren, Jacob Hamilton, Dakota Grindley, Austen Grindley, Landen Raber, Linkin Raber, Alexia Palmer, Alivia Raber, Asher Grindley; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Edwards (Pam Edwards).
Calling hours will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Monday January 4, 2021 & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at DeLong-Baker & Lanning Funeral Home 56 South 5th St. Zanesville, OH 43701. Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Tuesday January 5, 2021 at the Chapel in Sebring Grandview Cemetery 20040 Harrisburg Westville Rd. Alliance, OH 44601, where burial will follow at the conclusion of the service.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking for monetary or food donations to be made to the Christs Table of Zanesville in his honor.
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