John W. Grimes Sr.
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age 89, of Canton passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012. He was born July 25, 1923 in Uniontown, Pa., to the late John and Margaret Grimes. John served in the U.S. Army as a Sargeant during WWII. He retired from the Diebold Company after many years of service. John was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and enjoyed traveling and camping. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sisters, Sara King, Rosella Yekel, Ruth Sommers and Leona Minarcheck.
John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marion; daughter, Jeanne (Wayne) Brooks; sons, Mark Grimes and John (Donna) Grimes; three granddaughters, Misty, Ashley and Lisa Grimes. He is also survived by his very special nephew, Jerry (Joyce) King whom he considered a son and best friend. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mercy Hospital, Mercy CCU and Mercy Hospice.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in the Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel from 1 to 2 pm with funeral service to follow at 2:00pm. Burial will follow in the North Canton Cemetery. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences may sign the Reed on-line guestbook at our website www.reedfuneralhome.com
Published in The Repository on Nov. 23, 2012