John Paul Grayson, 78, of Somerset, Indiana, departed his earthly life at 7:34am on Saturday, January 4, 2020.
He was born in Winchester, Kentucky on February 4, 1941 to Paul B. and Claralee (Tatum) Grayson. He married Peggy Jo Study in 1964, and she survives. John graduated from New Albany High School in 1959. He served proudly in the United States Air Force, and retired as a conductor on the Norfolk & Southern Railroad. He was a member of the Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset, the International American Legion, the Somerset Lions Club, and was a past president of Ole Olsen Memorial Theatre. He was a lifetime member of the Peru Maennerchor, and he was also a member of the Peru Moose #249, where he attained the highest degree of loyalty within the Fraternal Order of Moose, the Pilgrim Degree.
He is survived by his wife, as well as their children: Christy L. Briney (Troy) of Wabash, stepson Jeffery Mullikin (Tricia) of Torrance, CA, and stepson Brian Mullikin (Tracey) of Peru. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Mullikin, Brandon Mullikin, Tiffany Johnson, Aimee Johnson, Derek Mullikin, Jarrett Smith, and Ashley Smith; and great-grandchildren Makenna Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Izaac Johnson, Arabelle Mullikin, Aria Mullikin, Jameson, Mullikin, and Joelle Mullikin. Also surviving are brothers Paul Grayson (Donna) of Indianapolis, and Robert Grayson (Roxie) of Louisville, Kentucky; and sister Diana Faulconer of Winchester, Kentucky; as well as three nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, twin grandsons Max and R.J. Smith, brother-in-law James (Butch) Faulconer, and nephew Matthew Grayson.
A celebration of life will be held in the Peru Moose ballroom, 110 North Broadway, Peru, Indiana, from 4pm – 8pm on Saturday, February 1, 2020. A ceremony will be held at 4pm, with Pastor Ted Batson officiating. Pilgrim rites will be observed, and military service will be provided by the Miami County Military Rites Team.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Woodlawn United Methodist Church in Somerset, and the Somerset Lions Club.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.FlowersLeedyAllen.com.
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