Glen Grimes (5-1-18)
Glen Howard Grimes, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, retired, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, at his residence in Savannah.
Glen was born on Dec. 19, 1934, in Waynesboro, to Claude W. and Gladys Crews Grimes. He married Margaret Joyce Peacock on Dec. 27, 1962.
Hero, husband and father are all titles that accurately describe Glen. He was a decorated career Army retiree, having been awarded the Silver Star for Valor. This medal is only awarded to servicemen for gallantry in action and is the third highest military honor given. He was also awarded the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars for Gallantry. Throughout his 26-year career, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and one tour in Korea. Glen was very creative, he loved to garden and work with his hands.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Joyce, of the home; three daughters, Margaret Gleneé Jones and husband David of Murfreesboro; Brenda Kay Walker and husband Frank of Lawton, Oklahoma; Tresa Gaye Stader and husband Matt of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; six grandchildren, Brandon Walker and wife Kayla of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Molly Walker Alonzo and husband Casey of Lawton, Oklahoma, Link Taylor of Waynesboro, Carston Taylor of Murfreesboro, Ryan Stader of Hawaii, and Haven Holt and husband Cody of Lawrenceburg; two great-granddaughters, Zoey and Finley Alonzo of Lawton, Oklahoma; two brothers, Gene Grimes of Jackson, Tennessee, and Bruce Grimes and wife Pat of Tuscumbia, Alabama; one sister, Frances Kelly of Fayetteville, Georgia; a sister-in-law, Flora Lacher of Waynesboro; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Gladys Grimes; and siblings, Margaret Gallagher, Walter (Bud) Grimes, Jim Grimes, Louise Oswalt and Annette Grimes.
Glen was of Church of Christ faith.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at a later date and he will be inurned at Waynesboro Memorial Gardens in Waynesboro, Tennessee.
Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family and condolences may be made at www.williamsfh.com.