Edwin W. “Ed” Grist, 68, Monticello, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at his residence surrounded by his wife and daughter. Ed bravely battled cancer for more than 35 years. He was born Dec. 14, 1945, in Kokomo to the late Edwin B. and Anna (McCoy) Grist. On Nov. 15, 1996, at the Christian Church in Tetersburg, he married Christenia “Teny” Grist, and she survives.
Ed was a 1964 graduate of Kokomo High School and served in the United States Army Reserve. He retired from Delco Electronics as a stock chaser. He owned A2Z Home Inspections in Monticello, and also owned and operated ETM Properties with his wife.
He was a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) and was past president of the Indiana Chapter. He was also a member of the Monticello Chamber of Commerce, Monticello Kiwanis Club, Lafayette Realtors Association and also the White County Board of Realtors.
He enjoyed remodeling houses in his spare time. He enjoyed the lake, his Corvette, his Harley Davidson, and most of all he cherished his family and time spent with them.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Teny, is his daughter, Mollie Putman (fiancé, Adam Stanley), Monticello; a sister, Jimmie Riddle, Ocala, Florida; and three grandchildren, Madelyn, Lillian and Hannah.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Max Grist Sr.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello, with the Rev. Chris Dodson, of Monticello Christian Church, officiating. Private burial will be in Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery in rural Monticello.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the White County Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences and expressions of sympathy may be extended at www.springerfuneralhome.com.