Judge Lawrence A. Grey, age 78, of Pickerington, formerly of Athens, died Friday, November 2, 2018 at Diley Ridge Medical Center. Born July 22, 1940 in Cleveland to the late James E. & Anne (Joyce) Grey. He was a graduate of Ohio University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and received his Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia. He served three terms on the Ohio 4th District Court of Appeals, after he had lobbied to create and serve as Athens County’s first Public Defender. He later taught classes at Ohio University and The Ohio State University. He was the author of two books: “How to Win a Local Election” and “The Jelly Doughnut Diet Book.”
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Catherine L. Grey; children, Aaron Grey, Cincinnati, Matthew Rodgers, Galloway, Logan (Linda) Grey, Canal Winchester, and Anne Grey, Columbus; grandchildren, Jacob & Alexander Rodgers, Daniel & Owen Grey; brothers, Frank (Catherine) Grey, Cleveland, and Dennis Grey, Athens; nieces and nephews.
Friends may visit 4-6 pm Thursday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, where a funeral service will follow at 6 pm.
Friends who wish may contribute to Faith Mission in Columbus, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, or Motts Military Museum in Groveport in Larry’s memory.