Lloyd Grimes Jr. | 1935-2019

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Lloyd Grimes Jr.

Lloyd Grimes Jr., 83, of Newark, went to be with our Lord Friday, May 10, 2019, in Newark.

Memorial service is 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the First Baptist Church in Newark.

The Rev. Allen Six will officiate.

Lloyd was born to Lloyd and Edna Pearl (Beeler) Grimes May 11, 1935, in Wamego, Kan. He was united in marriage to Barbara Jean Reed Dec. 17, 2005, in Azle. Lloyd earned a degree in electrical engineering from Wichita State University in 1968. He was known for his support of missions work, and he volunteered at Wycliffe Bible Translators. Lloyd served in the United States Air Force. He was also interested in motorcycles. Lloyd and Barbara worked with Andy Guarino ministering to people rebuilding their lives after the death of a spouse or a divorce.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of 33 years, Maryellen Ranker; and his two sisters, Lloydine Cataldo and Margaret Lash.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 13 years, Barbara Grimes of Newark; sons Nolan Grimes and wife, Teresa, of Wichita, Kan., and Jevon Grimes and wife, Kerry, of Tulsa, Okla.; granddaughters Makenzie and Madison; great-grandchildren Samuel and Oliver; his three stepchildren, Robert Blagg and wife, Lisa, of Azle, and their children, Delaney, Elliot and Riley Tucker, Bryan Blagg and wife, Mary Beth, of Frisco and their children, Austin, Parker, Savannah, Brody and Rhett, and Rebecca Markos and husband, Carl, of Indianapolis; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Hawkins Funeral Home Decatur

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