Bobby Grimes

Bobby Grimes

Thursday, October 22nd, 1931 - Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Mr. Bobby Grimes was born in Statesville, NC on October 22, 1931, and was the son of the late Grover Grimes and Carrie Sherrill Grimes. He transitioned from life at Maple Leaf Health Care on Friday, April 3, 2020.

Known as “Pop” by family and friends, he was educated in the Statesville School System. He was employed and retired from L. Gordon’s Iron and Metal as a crane operator. In addition to his late wife, Virginia T. Grimes, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sudie M. Grimes; a son, Lonnie W. Grimes; brothers, Bill (Lucille) Grimes and Jimmy Murdock; a sister, Maggie (Charlie A.) Parker; a granddaughter, Latoya Stovall; and a sister, Helen Isom.

Bobby leaves to remember and celebrate the blessing of his life, two sons, Ronnie (Ethel) Grimes and Donnie Grimes, Sr., both of Statesville; two daughters, Barbara Gray and Ellen (Charlie) Scott, both of Statesville; two brothers, Jay Lynn (Geraldine) Grimes of Statesville and Joe (Brenda) Grimes of Florence, SC; one sister, Dorothy (Caldwell) Sturghill of Statesville, NC; eleven grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, church family, neighbors and dear friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Friday, April 10, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend Winfred Griffin will officiate with Ashley Stovall eulogizing. Burial will follow in the Clark's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery.

There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION, however general public viewing.

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.
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  • Visitation

    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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  • Service

    Friday, April 10th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 10th, 2020 11:00am
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    603 South Center Street
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    Rev. Winford Griffin
  • Interment

    Friday, April 10th, 2020 |
    Friday, April 10th, 2020
    Clark's Chapel Baptist Church
    806 Eufola Road
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Patricia Williams

Posted at 02:22am
Dearest Barbara & Family....much time has passed since we grew up together
on Gay Street when it was a red-dusty-road. Yet neither time nor distance nor
my old age has wiped away the l memories of my youth when I shared joyful
times inside the Grimes' family home. I pray that the Holy Spirit will shower
the family with the inner peace, comfort, and strength from which only our
Creator can provide during our times of grief. 'Trish Williams

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