Jesse L. Griner


Jesse L. Griner, 88, passed away on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born in Franklin, Indiana on April 22, 1929 to J. Myron Griner and Myrtle(Clarkston) Griner Sefton, both deceased. Also preceding him in death was one brother, James E. Griner.

He married Carol Compton Griner at First Christian Church in Columbus, Indiana on October 7th, 1949. She preceded him in passing on September 26th, 2017.

The couple had three children, Gay (Charles) Hale of Downington, Pennsylvania; Gary (Martha) Griner of Franklin, Indiana and Beth (Larry) Hart of Trafalgar, Indiana. Also, surviving are seven grandchildren, Hannah (Joe) Mummert and Jarrett Griner of Franklin; Evan (Megan) Hart of Trafalgar and J.D. (Shelley) Hart of Franklin; Emily Hale and Molly Hale of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Kate Hale of Baltimore, Maryland; and six great-grandchildren.

Jess served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He sold material handling equipment for Tranter Industries, retiring after many years of service. After retirement, he continued in sales for Bonhert Equipment Company in Louisville. Jess also enjoyed mowing for the Franklin Community School Corporation and the Franklin Parks and Recreation Department for many summers.

Jess and Carol spent many happy winters in Sarasota, Florida where they made lifelong friends from the United States, Canada and the U.K.

Jess was happiest when on a golf course and had bragging rights to a Hole-in-One in 2011.

Jess was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church.

Honoring Jess’s request there will be no funeral. After cremation, a graveside rite with military honors will be held for the family. Interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tabernacle Christian Church, 198 North Water Street, Franklin, Indiana 46131.

Arrangements were made by Flinn and Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin.

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