James P. Grimes, 78, of Pine Bluff, went to be with the Lord, Friday, August 16, 2019, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Grimes was born December 8, 1940, in Marion, Kentucky, a son of the late Charles Perry and Emma Josephine Barr Grimes. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff, where he graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1959. After high school, he served in the United States National Guard.
Mr. Grimes started his working career as a pipefitter and later became a maintenance supervisor at International Paper Company (currently Evergreen Packaging) in Pine Bluff from which he retired in 1991.
He was a member of First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church. He also served as a Mason.
Mr. Grimes is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Ann Bumpass Grimes whom he married August 29, 1964 in Pine Bluff; two sons, Mike (Rhonda) Grimes of Pine Bluff, Keith (Missy) Grimes of Grapevine; grandchildren, Connor, Kayla, Nathan and Terah Grimes; brothers, Charles (Beverly) Grimes of Prague, Ronnie (Carolyn) Grimes of Loveland, Colorado; nephews, Lonnie and Terry Grimes; niece, Cheri Lozaw and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends, Friday, August 23, 2019, at 6 to 8 PM at First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church.
Funeral services by Ralph Robinson & Son will be Saturday, August 24, 2019, at 10 AM, First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, with Reverends Robert Cossey and Rick Glover officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1500 W 73rd, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603 or Olive Branch Baptist Church, 5130 Bobo Road, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71603.
Online condolences: www.ralphrobinsonandson.com