July 1, 1938 - August 31, 2017
Funeral services for Arnold Grimes, 79, of Gilmer will be held 3p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the chapel of McWhorter Funeral Home with Bro. Reggie Gregory and Bro. Dicky Mauk officiating. Interment will follow at 6 p.m. at Grimes Cemetery in Jacksonville. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the funeral home. Arnold was born July 1, 1938 to Charles and Mildred Wilson Grimes in Crockett Texas and passed away August 31, 2017 at his home in Upshur County. Mr. Grimes wore many hats in life. He had a saw mill, he was a roughneck, a pipe-liner, and a small businessman. Arnold was the first Republican elected to office in Upshur County since the reconstruction period as Justice of the Peace in precinct 2. He always said, “I never worked a day in my life, I loved what I did.” His joys in life were to read, fish, bee keeping, and working in his shop. The greatest joy was his grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles and J.N. Grimes; sisters, Dorlene Cromeens and Deloris Gregory; brothers in law, T.J. Cromeens and Glen Gregory; and nephew Jim Arnold Grimes. Survivors include his wife Teresa; sons, Robert Jr. and his wife Janette, Larry and his wife Jeanette; Daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Dicky Mauk; sisters Lanora and her husband E.E. McDonald, Ardith and her husband Robert Mosley, 11 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and his dog Prissy. Pallbearers will be Brian Mauk, Dustin Mauk, Aaron Mauk, Dewayne Grimes, Michael Elliot, Kadin Soape, and Scott Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bryce Carty, Logan Elliot, Landon Elliot, Dakota Bean, Justice Carty-Mauk, Hunter Solana, Everette Mauk, J.J. Grimes, and Isaiah Grimes. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association or the Heart to Heart Hospice. Please visit Arnolds’s on-line registration book at www.mcwhorterfh.com to leave a memory for the family.
Funeral services for Arnold Grimes, 79, of Gilmer will be held 3p.m. Sunday, September 3, 2017 at the chapel of McWhorter Funeral Home with Bro. Reggie Gregory and Bro. Dicky Mauk officiating. Interment will follow at 6 p.m. at Grimes Cemetery... View Obituary & Service Information
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