Jack Wesley Grier

March 30, 1930October 9, 2012

Grier, Jack Wesley Born March 30, 1930 in Spokane and passed away peacefully at the age of 82 on October 9, 2012. A lifelong resident of Spokane, Jack graduated from West Valley High School and married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Sullivan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Pearl Grier and by a brother, Jim, and two sisters, Merle and Jeanne. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, and his children, Steven Grier (Sann), Kathy Sodorff (Mark), and Thomas Grier (Debra). He is also survived by his Grandchildren, Mark (Michelle), Sheri (Travis), Thomas (Lisa), Jenda and Sal Soun; Great Grandchildren, Kayla, Emolie, Meggie, Cyrus, Anna, Jack, Adam, Riker and Olivia and Great Great Granddaughter, Harlee, and step Grandsons, Joe Beaudette (Alina) and Jesse Beaudette (Maria) and step Great Grandson, Kayden. Jack served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a member of the Spokane Valley Fire Department for over 20 years, retiring as a Captain. Following his retirement from the Fire Department Jack served one term as a State Representative in Olympia from the Fourth District in Spokane. Jack loved spending time with his family and he and Dorothy spent many years traveling the United States in their RV. He was an avid golfer, achieving a single digit handicap, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jack was a fun loving man of strong convictions, who lived life to the fullest, was very outgoing and loved making many friends. He was always laughing and people often called him “Laughing Jack”. Special thanks from the family to the wonderful staff at Colonial Court and Hospice of Spokane who cared for Jack in his final days and provided loving support to Dorothy. A Memorial Service will be held at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 East Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 13, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations in remembrance of Jack may be sent to Spokane Valley Firefighters Benevolent Foundation, P O Box 1364 Spokane Valley, WA 99037 or Hospice of Spokane, 121 South Arthur Street, Spokane, WA 99202. Please visit to share online memories of Jack with the family.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 13, 2012

Jack Wesley Grier

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October 20, 2012

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Jack W. Grier for your loss, to honor his service to our country and our patriotic hero.

Laurie Martell

October 12, 2012

My memory of Jack goes way back to when I was a little girl. My Dad was on the Spokane Valley Fire Department when Jack was burned in a fire. At that time they didn't let children into Valley General to visit patients. Jack's room was on the floor level at the hospital and Dad would go in to his room and open the window so my sister and I could see him and talk with him. One day we brought him a milkshake and snuck it to him. Everytime since that day if any of us would see Jack he would bring up that special memory. Heaven has a special angel watching over us!! I hope they have rootbeer milkshakes in Heaven Jack!!
Lauire (Orr) Martell

Carole Grace

October 12, 2012

The best neighbor, always smiling and happy. Every morning I'd see you cleaning off Dorothy's car and in the winter snowflakes didn't stand a chance! The beautiful rose bushes and other flowers you tended with such care will miss you too. We will miss you Jack!!!! Barry and Carole

October 12, 2012

The good dont6 always die young. Your boyhood friend,Bill Munkers

October 11, 2012

Rest in Peace Jack