Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH


Kenneth Robert Grier

August 26, 1930November 18, 2019
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Kenneth Robert Grier, age 89, of West Lafayette, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home with family by his side.

He was born on August 26, 1930 in Columbus to the late Kenneth F. and Sara Katherine (Kestler) Grier. Kenny was a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School. He then joined the Army National Guard in 1951 and served until 1953. Kenny worked at Buckeye Clothing Company as the Manager for several years, was a salesman for Nabisco, Fairmont Foods and was a two term Mayor in Coshocton for several years. Kenny then retired from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles as Deputy Registrar.

Kenny was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a former member of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, loved singing and playing the drums and was known as the “King of Karaoke” in Naples Florida; collecting postcards and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Patricia (Morrison) Grier, nine children, Lynn (Bill) Mayberry of Howard, Tom (Sandy) Grier of Coshocton, Karen Hooper of Naples, FL, Mark (Kim) Grier of Warsaw, Marianne (Glenn) Yoder of Williamsburg, VA, Kevin Grier of Coshocton, Amy (Daryl) Berry of Adams Mills, Elaine Haynes of West Lafayette, and Brian (Serenna) Grier of Coshocton; daughter-in-law, Liz Grier of Jefferson, OH; 28 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren and brother-in-law, Dal Donovan of Coshocton.

Along with his parents, Kenny is preceded in death by his son Jeff Grier, grandson Jared Grier, four brothers and one sister.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 at 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Blubaugh officiating. Burial will follow at South Lawn Cemetery with the Coshocton County Veterans Council Honor Guard preforming military honors.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made in Kenny’s name to Sacred Heart Church, 805 Main Street, Coshocton, Ohio 43812 or to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave NW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.


  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Burial Friday, November 29, 2019


Kenneth Robert Grier

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Randy & Kay Lane

December 4, 2019

Cherish your wonderful memories. I miss my dad everyday but
a lifetime of memories are a wonderful gift to treasure. The saying when a treasure becomes a memory, a memory becomes a treasure is so very true. God be with you and your family.

Mark Williams

November 30, 2019

Sorry for your loss Patty

Ruth Marquand

November 28, 2019

Pat & Family
Sorry for the loss of Kenny. Prayers for all of you. Know you will have good memories to share with each other.

Robin and Jim Glasure

November 21, 2019

Our deepest condolences to the Grier family and friends. We had the pleasure of being neighbors for a few years and enjoyed visiting with Kenny. He definitely was an interesting man to chat with. He will always be by your side.

Angela Cooper Moses

November 20, 2019

Liz and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers and love to you all.

Angie Cooper Moses

Rick Jones

November 20, 2019

I have known the family a long time. Mark and I had some great times at their home. Kenny was a great person, when ever he would see me he would stop and chat. Going to miss the old sayings that we said to each other. Nice trousers and t-shirt! I’m sorry for your loss and he will be missed.

Kathy Woodruff Staniec

November 20, 2019

I always wanted to be a Grier when I was a kid. We spent so much time at your house eating Nabisco cookies and watching TV. Just being a part of your family for a little while was so nice. Thank you for the sweet memories. Peace to all the family. You will see him again.......... Kathy Woodruff Staniec

Jackie Thompson

November 20, 2019

I just wanted to send my condolences Lynn. I'm so sorry for the loss of your father. I only met him and your mom a couple of times but he always had a smile on his face and was so bubbly. You could see the love you had for him as well. Every time he was speaking to us, if I looked over at you, you were smiling ear to ear and eyes glistening looking at your dad as he spoke. What a wonderful connection you two had. My deepest sympathies to you and all of your family. Hugs.

Jan Arnold

November 20, 2019

So sorry to hear the loss of your dad, prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

Kathy Thompson

November 19, 2019

I knew Kenny for practically all of my life, but we became friends and local history conversationalists in the past number of years. He was so fun and knew so much! He will be missed!