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Ronald S. Grimes, Sr.

December 10, 1948 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 72)

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Swansboro- Ronald S. Grimes, Sr., 72, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021.  He was born December 10, 1948, in Charleston, SC to Annie L. Stokes and Sydney Grimes.

A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Jones Funeral Home-Swansboro with Rev. Terry Golden officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Ronnie was a Vietnam veteran of the US Army, after the army, he began a career with Civil Service until his retirement.  Through the years of service, he met many lifelong friends.

Ronnie was a loving husband who cared for his wife up to her last breath.  He was an incredible father, grandfather, father-in-law, brother, and son.  He enjoyed spending time with friends, family, riding his motorcycle, traveling, and fishing.  He was particularly fond of riding his Harley to raise money for Toys for Tot and other fundraisers.

He is survived by mother, Annie L. Stokes of Summerville, SC; brother, Larry Grimes of Goose Creek, SC; son, Ronald Grimes, Jr. of Wilmington; daughter, Laura Grimes-Holland (Ryan) of Swansboro, NC; grandchildren, Layla and Sullivan Holland.

It is notable to add, he is also survived by his best buddy, John Fickling of Swansboro, NC and all the S.O.B.’s (Sexy Old Bikers) that he enjoyed riding with. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Sydney Grimes; and his wife of 36 years, Barbara J. Grimes.

He will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Toys for Tots.


Celebration of Life
April 30, 2021

6:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home - Swansboro
407 Hammocks Road - PO Box 127
Swansboro, NC 28584

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