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Robert E. Grimsley

June 27, 1932 April 14, 2019
Robert E. Grimsley
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LEXINGTON-Robert E. Grimsley, 86, of Lexington, died peacefully at his home at 11:00 a.m. Sunday April 14, 2019.

Bob was born June 27, 1932 to B. M. and L. Bernadine Malcom Grimsley. He was raised by his mother and her husband, Jim Hartman and two sets of loving grandparents.

He married Donna Jean Neal on June 15, 1952. She died on May 4, 1978.
He later married Eva Ann Beasley on October 25, 2018. She survives

Bob is survived by two sons, James (Vickie) of Bloomington and Jon (Cindy) of Lexington; a brother, Richard (Donita), Lexington; two sisters, Linda (Fred) Heintzman, Lexington and Patti Kemp, Florida; two grandsons, Will (Nicole) and Matt (Hayley); a granddaughter, Dawn, three great grandchildren, Taner, Brianna and Oaklee and an aunt, Marge Worth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his step father James A. Hartman.

Mr. Grimsley was a farmer all of his life and worked at the Lexington Cargill plant part-time for several years. He enjoyed watching NHRA and NASCAR and loved working on cars and drag racing with his son, Jim, in his younger years. He loved to square dance with the Merry Mixers and numerous other clubs, enjoyed camping with his family and always had a story to share.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Calvert-Johnson & Musselman Memorial Home, Lexington. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, 2019 with The Rev. Burl Cole at the Memorial Home in Lexington. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Lexington. Memorial contributions in his honor may be directed to OSF Hospice


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