Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


December 13, 2012

Cecil Ray Grimes

JACKSONVILLE — Graveside services for Cecil Ray Grimes, age 80, of Mesquite, are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Fri., Dec. 14, at Jarratt Cemetery, Jacksonville with Rev. Vernon Lee officiating.

Services are under the direction of Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Mr. Grimes passed away Tues., Dec. 11, 2012 in Dallas.

He was born Aug. 16, 1932 in Jacksonville.

Mr. Grimes graduated from Jacksonville ISD in 1949, served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was a retired oilfield worker.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years Jeanie Grimes, parents Melvin D. Grimes and Viola Sanford Grimes, brothers J. and W. D. Grimes, and sisters Opal Ainsworth and Dorothy Allen.

Survivors include his son Stephen Grimes and wife Kristi of Mesquite; stepson Lloyd Autin of Mobile, AL; sister Christene Smith and husband Oscar of Jacksonville; three grandchildren Lindsey V. Grimes, Stacie M. Grimes and Caitlyn M. Grimes; and many friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 10  - 11:15 a.m., Fri., Dec. 14 at Autry Funeral Home in Jacksonville.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association   3800 Paluxy Dr. Tyler, TX. 75703.


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