Ernie Lee Gritton, 69, of Cox’s Creek, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Flaget Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 23, 1950 in Nelson County. He was a police officer for the Nelson County Police Department, a member of Cox’s Creek Baptist Church and the Whiskey City Cruisers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tomie and Margie Hahn Gritton; brother, Paul Gritton; and a niece, Trina Adams.
He is survived by his wife, Gayle Gritton of Cox’s Creek; daughter, Tomi Gritton Stone (Jimmy Dale); two step-sons, Doug Wells (Michelle) of Jonesville and A. Wells (Andrea) of Magnolia; two grandchildren, Kamryn Stone and Kaden Stone; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Gritton of Bardstown and Billy Joe Gritton of Cox’s Creek; two sisters, Barbara Nutt of Bardstown and Pat Stamper of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Pastor Jim Bratcher will be officiating. Visitation will be from 3 till 8 P.M. Tuesday, March 10, 2020 and from 8 till 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital.
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