In memory of
Eugene Griner, born March 5, 1924 in Pond Creek, Fla., beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and brother passed from this life on March 27, 2019 at home surrounded by family. Leaving behind his loving wife, Myrle Griner of Mossy Head, Fla. after 71 years, brother, Beal Griner (Sylvia) of Lake Wales, Fla., sisters, Cleo Everadge of Milton, Fla., and Iva Pacini of Missoula, MT, and three children, Janice Williams of Vacaville, Ca., Wanda (Rick) Clark of Roseville, Ca., Stan (Susie) Griner of Niceville, Fla., eight grandchildren, Tracey (Adam) Schumann of Oakland, Ca., Sherrie (Andrew) Cooper of Vacaville, Ca., Christopher (Sarah) Clark of Santa Cruz, Ca., Lt Col (USAF) David (Rebekah) Williams of Lincoln, Ca., Jennifer (John) Neuburger of Roseville, Ca., Jonathan Griner of Niceville, Fla., Timothy (Morgan) Griner of Columbia, Missouri, Leah Griner of Niceville, Fla., and 19 great grandchildren, Tia Rey, Kevin Cooper, Dovey Rey, Julianna Cooper, Trinity Rey, Hope Rey, Emily Cooper, Wilney Rey, Mason Clark, Cameron Clark, Shaun Cyr, Zachariah Cyr, Adrianna Cyr, McGregor Williams, Lavina Williams, Jackson Clark, Sophia Neuburger, Noah Neuburger, and Abigail Williams. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jeneral Jackson and Leah Griner of Pond Creek, siblings, Corene, Alonzo, Floyd, Buster, Esmond, Lois Ellis, and son-in-law Robert Williams. He was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Niceville, Fla., and Mossy Head Baptist Church, Mossy Head, Fla. Having served on-board the USS Aventinus (ARV(E)-3) during World War II, he was stationed at NAS Jacksonville, Fla., NAAS Cecil Field, NAS Jacksonville Mayport, Fla., NAS Vero Beach, Fla., Carrier Air Service Unit (CASU) 5, and honorably discharged as a Seaman First Class on February 4, 1946. Prior to his entrance in the U.S. Navy, he was employed at J. A. Jones Shipbuilding Co., Panama City, Florida as a Check Welder, later retiring after 30 years as a civil servant at the Climatic Laboratory, Eglin AFB, Fla. He was employed as a Supervisory Refrigeration Technician. Marrying the love of his life, Myrle Griner of Pond Creek on October 18, 1947, they resided in Niceville, Florida until retiring to Mossy Head, Florida in 2004. Eugene Griner leaves behind an amazing legacy and will be deeply missed by family and friends. Remembered for his compassionate, kind, humorous spirit, and love of gardening, the world has dimmed with his loss. A Celebration of life Service will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Mossy Head First Baptist Church, 92 Hinote Road, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433, with Reverend Bill Ferrand officiating Flowers are being accepted. Burial will follow in the Crowder Chapel Cemetery, with Military Honors by the United States Navy. You may view obituaries, offer condolences and sign the guest book at www.clary-glenn.com. Clary-Glenn Funeral Homes & Crematory is entrusted with the arrangements.
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