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John David Grimes

April 5, 1955 - February 2, 2022

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John David Grimes, Sr., 66, of Big Island, passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, while surrounded by his family. He was born in Bolling Green, KY on April 5, 1955. A son of the late John Dorphan Grimes and Maude Evelyn Moss Grimes.

David was a truck driver for 33 years as so proud of his accident-free career. His love for his family was so pure. He also enjoyed playing bluegrass music with his friends. He was a wonderful storyteller and often could be found on a creek bank fishing and relaxing. He served his country in the United States Air Force for two years and then transferred to the United States Navy for seven years.

David is survived by his loving wife of 20 years Maureen Grimes; five children, Casie Ward and her husband Donnie, Christopher Powell and his wife, Amy, John David “J.D” Grimes, Jr, Kristie Grimes and Ivory Grimes; seven grandchildren, Kelsey Sowers, Cameron Sowers, Karissa Sowers, Alayna Powell, Ivy Powell, John David “J.D.” Grimes, III and Alexis Grimes; three sisters, Barbara, Jean and Lisa; one brother Danny Grimes and also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends.

In lieu of flowers and for those wishing to make memorial contributions in David’s memory please consider the Wounded Warriors of America or Charity of Choice.

A celebration of David’s life will be conducted at a later date per his request. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.

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Posted by Casie ward on February 4, 2022

Posted by Casie ward on February 4, 2022

A sad goodbye to our friend of over 40 years. So many good times. Playing bluegrass music. David always made sure everyone was in tune. The song Pretty Green Hills by Dave Evans comes to mind. That’s where David would want to be. No one ever played Get Up John any better than David. Gone to soon. We will miss him so much but we have so many great and humerus memories. Kentucky road trip was the best. Our thoughts and prayers for “Gar” Maureen and the entire family. Live life like there’s no tomorrow.

Posted by Kenny & Fay Markham on February 3, 2022

Posted by Casie ward on February 3, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 3, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 3, 2022

The family of Bobbie and Juanita Mitchen would like to express there deepest sympathy in the death of David grimes we loved him very much. He will be greatly missed. and we will be lifting his family up in prayer during this most difficult time. With love Bobbie and Juanita, Daniel and Becky Harrison, Ronnie and Stephanie Mitchen, Robert Mitchen and Lisa and Ronald Rood.

Posted by Bobbie and Juanita Mitchen on February 3, 2022

The family of Bobbie and Juanita Mitchen would like to express there deepest sympathy in the death of David grimes we loved him very much. He will be greatly missed. and we will be lifting his family up in prayer during this most difficult time. With love Bobbie and Juanita, Daniel and Becky Harrison, Ronnie and Stephanie Mitchen, Robert Mitchen and Lisa and Ronald Rood.

Posted by Bobbie and Juanita Mitchen on February 3, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 2, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 2, 2022

Posted by Casie ward on February 2, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 2, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 2, 2022

Posted by Casie L Ward on February 2, 2022

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