Robert Shelton Grimes
Robert Shelton Grimes, age 91, of Russellville, passed away April 9 at his residence.
Shelton was the Sunday School Superintendent of the Year for the Church of God in Illinois and served numerous years on the Pastor’s Council in both Illinois and Alabama for the Church of God. He retired from both John Mansfield and Celotex. His love for God and his family was the most important things in his life, closely followed by his love of fishing.
The visitation will be 6-9 p.m. April 12 at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. April 13 at Spry Memorial Chapel, with Bro. Nick McSpadden and Bro. Greg Corble officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Memory Gardens.
He was preceded in death by wife of 42 years, Virginia Lindsay Grimes; grandson, Jeremy Grimes; parents, Rhoda Maudine (Ivy) and Jerdan Grimes; two brothers, Earl Grimes and Carnie Grimes; and two sisters, Faye Parker and Jewel Sides.
He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Larry Grimes and wife Deb of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Steve Grimes and wife Anita of Phil Campbell and Tom Grimes and wife Susan of Hodges; daughter, Brenda Johnson and husband JR of Spruce Pine; grandchildren, Robby Grimes, Kyle Grimes, Josh Grimes, Steven Grimes, Noah Grimes, Tim Grimes, Misty Grimes, Stephanie Grimes, Lindsay Sokolowski, Tristan Johnson and Ashley Johnson; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother, Boyd Grimes; special nieces, Sarah Ozbirn, Rhonda Spencer and Nancy McCarley; a host of other nieces and nephews; and his beloved four-legged friend, Allie.
The pallbearers will be Kyle Grimes, Josh Grimes, Steven Grimes, Noah Grimes, Tim Grimes and Tristan Johnson. The honorary pallbearer will be Rodney Smallwood.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Kevin and Julie with hospice for your special care given to our dad, as well as to special family friend, Bessie Riley, for your love and care.