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James Relner Grimes Jr.
1932 2024

James Relner Grimes Jr.

July 7, 1932 — January 7, 2024

James Relner Grimes Jr. departed his life on January 7, 2024. He is preceded in death by: his wife, Edwina Grimes, his daughter Brenda Allen, his parents and Grimes' brothers - John Griffin, Harold Dillon, Dewey Arthur, Ray Forrest, and Albert Burnette; sisters, LaVera Henry Brown and Doris Ann Johnson; brother-in-Law, William M. Johnson; grandparents, Albert J. and Lula Merriweather, and Peter Pearl and Bessie Grimes.

In addition to his youngest daughter, Jamita Grimes (Stan) Tompkins, he is survived by sisters-in-laws, Janice Rodgers Grimes and Cheryl Ward Grimes; nieces, LaQuita Henry, Melanie Davis, Carmeleita Johnson Winburn, Bridget Johnson, Nicole Grimes (Bernard) Johnson, and Kyra Grimes (Chet) Robinson; nephews, Stanley, Reshawn and Charrod Amir Grimes, and Brian Lawrence and his loving grandchildren Nathaniel James Tompkins and Kyndal Ryleigh Tompkins, Logan(Lynzee) Allen and Bret (Anthony) Jones.

Honorable Mentions: Ronald Allen (son & law), Edward Donaldson (brother & law), Kevin & Melissa Donaldson (Nephew/Niece), Dr. Carl Foster (Nephew), Pat Jones (Cousin) and 3 great grandchildren, Lochlan, Lincoln and Lawson Allen and the entire Donaldson family and a host of friends, neighbors and loved ones.

A graveside service will take place at 11am on Friday, February 9, 2024 with military honors performed by the US Army Honor Guard, at Dayton National Cemetery, 4400 W Third St, Dayton, OH 45428.

If you would like to go in procession with the family to Dayton National Cemetery for the graveside service, please meet at Summit Christian Church no later than 10:00am on Friday, February 9, 2024.

Following the graveside service, a visitation will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm with a memorial service immediately following from 1:30pm to 3pm, all at Summit Christian Church, 4021 Denlinger Rd. Trotwood, OH 45426.

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

11:00 - 11:15 am (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Friday, February 9, 2024

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Summit Christian Church

OH

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Memorial Service

Friday, February 9, 2024

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Summit Christian Church

OH

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