Benny Gene Gryder, 89, of Orrick, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 30, 2019 at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, MO. Benny was born on August 16, 1929 to the late Herman and Ida Pauline (Cheshier) Gryder. He was a lifelong resident of Orrick, MO, where he graduated Orrick High School in 1947. In his early years, Benny was an electrician with a construction company. Benny then retired after 30 years of service from Ford Motor Company as a master electrician.
Benny was a kind man who loved God and attended and served the Orrick Christian Church for over 60 years. During that time, Benny served as a deacon and elder.
Benny was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather. He married his beloved Dolores Jean (Sisk) Gryder on June 2, 1951.
In 1949 he joined the U.S. Army and served in the 923rd Medical Ambulance Company.
Preceding him in death were his wife of 58 years, Dolores Jean (Sisk) Gryder; father, Herman Gryder; step-father, Lewis Fredrick (Fred) Gryder; mother, Pauline Gryder; brother, Air Force Lt. Col. William E. Gryder; brother, Paul Gryder; and a half brother, Harold Gryder.
Benny is survived by his son, Ronald (Ron) Gryder; daughter, Nancy Hurla; and his loving grandchildren, Brett Gryder (wife Carmen), Joe Masciovecchio, Anthony Masciovecchio, and Amber Masciovecchio; sister, Norma Lou Dugan-Clemmons; half sisters, Darlene Phillips and Deva Arlene Lanning.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m.Thursday, August 8, 2019 at The Orrick Christian Church with the Reverend Art Endsley officiating. Burial will follow in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.
Memorials in his memory may be given to the Orrick Christian Church.