Dr. Donald R. Grimes, 71, of Penn Laird, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Harrisonburg.
Don was born on December 18, 1942 in Petersburg, VA and was the son of the late Wiley and Dorothy Rigby Grimes.
He graduated from the University of Virginia, the University of Arizona, and Virginia Tech.
After moving to Harrisonburg in 1967, he taught for over 30 years in the Harrisonburg City Public Schools, Rockingham County Public Schools, Shenandoah County Schools, at JMU, and Virginia Tech. During those years, he was actively involved in developing, testing, and presenting projects for many different educational organizations.
He coached and participated in many sports.
In addition to his wife, Cindy, he is survived by his daughters, Heather Matthews and son-in law, Kirk, and grandsons, Kolton and Konnor of Ponte Vedra, FL, Britney Frazier and son-in-law, Travis, and grandchildren Ryann and Elliott of Tacoma, Washington,
and Mackenzie Grimes of Harrisonburg; and his sister, Donna Vaughan and brother-in-law, Bernard of Colonial Heights.
A celebration of life service will be held at Vision of Hope UMC, 1723 Port Republic Rd, Harrisonburg, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM with Pastor David Burch officiating. The family will greet friends following the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vision of Hope UMC Building Fund.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.kygers.com.
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