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A funeral service for Nathan Grimes, age 73, of Jacksonville, is scheduled at 2 o'clock in the afternoon Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with Pastor Tom Moore and Pastor Reggie Gregory officiating. He will be laid to rest at Grimes Family Cemetery.
Mr. Grimes passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in Jacksonville.
Nathan was born September 5, 1944, in Jacksonville.
Mr. Grimes was Retired Military, and a systems operator for IBM as a subcontractor for NASA in Houston for many years. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and very active in the music department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Corbie Nathaniel Grimes and Mary Alline (Beal) Grimes; and a brother, Frank Allen Grimes.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bettye Grimes of Jacksonville; daughter, Poppy Derosia and husband William of Crosby, daughter, Tanya Grimes-Sackett and Shannon Sackett of Thousand Oaks, CA; son, LTC. Corbie Nathaniel Grimes II and wife Jesica of Amarillo; sister, Sherry McNeil and husband Percy of Jacksonville; brother, Corbie D. Grimes of Palestine; six grandchildren, Christine Zerr and husband Zachary, Aaron Derosia,
Evan Sackett, Jonathan Grimes, Timothy Grimes, and Bella Bohannon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Roland Wright, Steve Grimes, Clark Allen, Jose Ramos, Aaron Derosia and Zachary Zerr.
Honorary pallbearers will be his son-in-law, William Derosia and brothers-in-law, Percy McNeil and Royce Wright.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 1, 2017 and friends are cordially invited to visit with Nathan's family from 5 to 7 o'clock in the evening at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.
Rather than customary condolences, memorials may be made to The Church of The Nazarene, 1709 Beaumont St. Jacksonville, TX 75766.
Published on November 29, 2017
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