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November 28, 2022

Gary Clark Grimes, 85, of 704 S. Alleghany Ave., died, Monday, November 28, 2022, at his residence. Mr. Grimes was born on September 29, 1937, in Pocahontas Co. WV., a son of the late Hubert Grimes and Verna Alice Fertig Grimes. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Benjamin H. Grimes; eight brothers and sisters. Gary retired in 1999 from Hercules, Inc. as machine operator. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church where he was a member of the choir, and Young at Heart. Surviving are his son Brian Grimes and his fiancé Staci Morehead; a daughter Carla Harrah and husband Larry; all of Covington; six grandchildren; Amber Grimes and Ryan Young, Jacob Grimes and his wife Meagan, Cheyleen Christ, Katelynn Grimes, Samuel Brookman, and Sean Streng; thirteen great grandchildren; a daughter in law Lori Grimes Camp; and Carlene Gibson mother of his children. In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated. The funeral service will be held on Friday December 2, 2022, at 12:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with the Rev. William Hartsfield officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions be made in Mr. Grimes’ name to the Temple Baptist Church at 610 E. Madison St. Covington, VA 24426. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
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