James "Jim" Mansfield Grimes

Thursday, January 12th, 1939 - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
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James "Jim" Mansfield Grimes, 80, of Cookeville passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at his home.

Jim was born in Cookeville, Tennessee on Thursday, January 12, 1939, to the late Bethel and Edna Phillips Grimes.

Jim was a loving caring Husband to Patricia Dyer Grimes for 60 years.
He was a great Dad to his children and an awesome Pops to his grandchildren. Jim was very active at Willow Ave Church of Christ where he served as a Deacon, taught classes, served on the board for Happy Haven, and was "keeper of the Bell". He retired from General Telephone and was also co-owner with Al Glover of G-Tel Communications. Jim never met a stranger and would help anyone. Jim had a special place in his heart for all his animals,

Jim is survived by his wife:
Patricia Dyer Grimes

One Daughter: Susan Grimes Fortner

Two Sons:
Mark Grimes and wife Lynne Grimes

Richard Grimes and wife Geanette Grimes

Two Granddaughters:
Kathleen Fortner
Sophia Grimes

Two Grandsons:
Rhett Fortner
Paul Fortner

A host of nieces, nephews, and special friends.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by, Sisters, Billie Jean Reagan, and Sue Pippin; Niece Janie Reagan.

Graveside service for Jim Grimes will be held Sunday, January 12, 2020, at Double Springs Cemetery in Cookeville at 2:00 PM with a meal and fellowship that all are invited to at Willow Ave Church of Christ.

Heartfelt thanks to Christy Sims, Grace Givers Home Care and their nurses Jane Barker and Katie Braddock, and to Kindred Hospice for their care of Pops.

Donations may be made in Jim's honor to the Willow Meals at Willow Ave Church of Christ and the Putnam County Animal Shelter.
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  • Service

    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, January 12th, 2020 2:00pm
    Double Springs Cemetery
    Bro. Clarence Deloach
  • Interment

    Double Springs Cemetery
    Hwy. 70 West
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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jo anne and giovanni

Posted at 11:23pm
We met Jimmy in the Rock Steady Boxing class where he was shining light. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready to work hard in the group. We will miss you , Jimmy. Jo Anne and Giovanni

Earl Ford

Posted at 10:16am
My thoughts and prayers to the family. Jimmy was a nice person and always thoughtful and positive. Earl Ford

Dale Carroll

Posted at 09:39pm
Sorry to hear of another old friends passing! See you on the other side soon my friend. Condolences to Pat and all the family.

Siroki Family

Posted at 07:32pm
Much love, prayers and thoughts are with you and yours special friend. May eternal rest be granted and perpetual light shine upon Jim.
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