Charlie Henry Grimm
Charles Henry Grimm, 78, of Lynchburg, went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 16, 2009. He was the loving husband of Sue Fisher Grimm for 57 years.
Charlie was born Dec. 25, 1930, a son of the late Charles H. Grimm and Dorothy Hazelton Grimm. Charlie was a veteran truck driver by trade for 61 years. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy and was a faithful member of Heritage Baptist Church, where he taught children's church for many years. Charlie volunteered at Virginia Baptist Hospital and was a member of the Golden Merrymakers. He was also a member of the Hill City Magicos, Assembly #32 of the Society of American Magicians. He traveled extensively, performing magic shows, ventriloquism and balloon sculptures. He was especially known for "Balloons by Charlie" which brought happiness to children and all in the local community for many years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Charlotte Bellman and her husband, Kevin Dunn, of Appomattox; Carol Triplett and her husband, John, of Largo, Fla.; Chevette Goldberg and her husband, Dave, of Waldorf, Md.; Chuck Grimm III and his wife, Diana, of Leesville, S.C.; and Melissa Winson and her husband, Matt, of Lynchburg; a sister, Joy Lindskold, and her husband, Sven, of Athens, Ohio; a brother, George Grimm of Ft. Myers, Fla.; eight grandchildren, John Saunders Jr. and his wife, Christa, Henry Bellman and his wife, Joy, Christina Ellis, Charlie Grimm IV, Bryce Grimm, Dale Triplett, Kyle Triplett and his wife, Alisa, and Chris Dunn, and nine great grandchildren, Jacob, Jobe and Camryn Saunders; Gianna, Gavin and Jenny Winson; and Chris Bellman, Amanda Ellis and Michael Hackett.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2009, at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2009, at Heritage Baptist Church with Dr. F. Gerald Kroll officiating. Interment will follow at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tharpfuneralhome.com.