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John Christopher "Chris" Grindler

April 8, 1952 ~ December 24, 2021 (age 69)


Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. John Christopher “Chris” Grindler, age 69 of Swainsboro, GA on Friday, December 24, 2021 at his residence after an extended illness.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 2-3 PM at the funeral home.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The family expresses their appreciation for honoring their wishes at this time.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gray Thurman, Carson Cross, Don Flanders, Jerry Woods, and Bob Youmans.

Mr. Grindler, “Chris” was born April 8, 1952, in Savannah, GA., to the late Ernest A. and Kathryne Spivey Grindler. He was a 1972 graduate of Swainsboro High School and attended Brewton Parker College.  In 1995 “Chris” retired from Spivey State Bank, was an avid golfer and was a member of the Swainsboro Golf and Country Club.   “Chris” was a bright spirit, had a contagious enthusiasm for life, and was loved by and loved many in return..  He was a member of the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church and in addition he to his parents he was preceded in death by mother-in-law, Betty Vereen Hill;and sister-in-law, Martha Grindler.

Survivors include:

His Wife: Vanessa Hill Grindler of Swainsboro, GA.

Three Step-Sons: Zachary Jones (Laura), Christopher Jones and Casey Jones all of Swainsboro, GA

One Brother: Alex Grindler of Statesboro, GA

Special niece and nephew: Liz Bland and Jim Grindler (Shannon).

Great nieces: Carson Caroline Grindler and Laurabeth Bland.

Cousin: John Spivey Rountree (Susan).

Beloved Fur babies: Toby and Teddy.

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Durden-Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for Mr. John Christopher “Chris” Grindler of Swainsboro, GA.

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December 28, 2021

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors
206 E Pine St.
Swainsboro , GA 30401

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