GRIMES, Lon R. 'Sonny' Dec. 11, 1949 - June 27, 2013
Lon 'Sonny' R. Grimes, 63, of Midland, TX passed away at his home in Midland on June 27, 2013. He was born December 11, 1949 in Comanche, TX to Robert Leland and Ora Belle Cleveland Grimes. He served in the Vietnam Conflict from 1968 to 1972 along side other members of the U.S. Navy
. He married Maya Smith 1971 in Japan (daughters: Tina Collins Jackson and Erika Grimes). Returning home to Midland, TX after 11 years of marriage he was divorced. He married Leonora Olaivar Holcomb March 20, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He retired from the Postal Service on January 31, 2013 completing thirty (30) years beginning in Midland as a Mail Processing Clerk, Carrier, and Maintenance Clerk in Orangevale CA, finishing his career in Midland TX as a Window/Mail Processing Clerk. Words best used to describe him: optimistic, funny, smart, and brutally honest. He enjoyed designing iron works, gardening, sunrises, and the great outdoors. He was a jack-of-all trades, but master of none. He was a great husband, dad, brother, and granddad, a man who loved his family deeply. Survivors are his wife, Leonora Grimes of Midland TX; daughters, Tina Grimes Jackson (Brett) of Grass Valley CA and Erika Grimes of Roseville, CA; their mother, Maya Smith, of New Mexico; grandsons, Tanner Collins of Grass Valley CA and Devyn Grimes of Roseville CA; sister Jeanie Miller (Tom) of Heath TX; brother Robert Grimes (Laura) of Midland, TX; nieces Jennifer Grimes of Tyler TX and Tammy Fisher (Ion) (daughters Angelina and Violet) of McKinney, TX; nephew Robert Grimes (Bobbie) of Midland, TX.Celebration of Life Memorial at Holiday Inn Express, 9175 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove CA 9758. (Exit Laguna Blvd, Hwy. 99 South) Sunday, July 14, 2013 at 6 PM - 9 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to your local SPCA or any local hospice organization of your choice. If you have any questions or need directions, please call 1-432-770-2349/Texas cell (Leonora Grimes) or (916) 261-3033/cell (Lorraine Young) or (916)799-0439/cell (Ann Viernes).