Larry was born on
June 19, 1955 in Celina, Ohio, the son of the late Floyd and Helen
(Hole) Grier. He was a 1973 graduate of Parkway High School in Rockford
and an alumni of Wright State University and The Ohio State University.
He worked as a social worker at Meridian Health Services in Portland.
He formerly worked as a social worker at Anthony Wayne Services in Fort
Wayne, Jay County Hospital in Portland and Foundations Behavioral Health
Services in Celina, Ohio.
Larry was a member
of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Portland where he attended
Praise Café. He was a former member and past master of the Mercer
County Pomona Grange and also a member of Unity Grange. He was on the
board of the Mercer/Auglaize County Big Brothers and Big Sisters for
several years. He also served on the Mercer County Board of The Ohio
State University Alumni Association. He was a former member of the St.
Paul’s United Methodist Church in Celina where he served as a youth
counselor and in the Chapel Choir. He was a member of the Celina
Masonic Lodge #241 F&AM and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was also active
in the Jay County Civic Theater and Crying Baby Productions.
Survivors include his two brothers: Jim (Lana) Grier – Mendon, Ohio and Bill (Cindy) Grier – Mendon, Ohio
Arrangements entrusted to the Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home in Portland.
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