Ernie Lee Gritton

September 23, 1950 ~ March 7, 2020 (age 69)


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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