The Honorable John Buford Grier, Sr., died Monday, May 9, 2016 at Carolinas ContinueCARE Hospital in Pineville, N.C. Son of William H. Grier, Sr. and Lila Atkinson Grier, was a 1956 graduate of Winthrop Training School and a graduate of Davidson College, class of 1960. He received his Law Degree in 1963 from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1964-1967 in Fort Lee, VA. Upon returning to South Carolina in 1967, he was an attorney with Springs Industries in Lancaster, SC. and then practiced law in Rock Hill.
He was appointed by Governor Carroll Campbell as York County’s first Master-in-Equity in 1991, until retiring in 2003. Judge Grier was a past member of Executive Council Fee Disputes Board and past Chairman of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Resolution of Fee Disputes Board. He enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, and being with his four grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Kay Whitener Grier; sons, Dr. John Buford Grier, Jr. PhD, of Rock Hill, Dr. David Douglas Grier, (Anne) of Winston-Salem, NC, Charles Hamrick Grier (Amy), of Alexandria, VA.; grandchildren, Rui Douglas and Anna Christina; Charles Jr. and Alexander.>
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:30 Wednesday evening, May 11, 2016 at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, S.C. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church, 421 Oakland Avenue Rock Hill, SC 29730.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, Oakland Avenue Presbyterian Church or the charity of the donors choice.
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