December 29, 2015


Dean Franklin “Frank” Grimes – Mitchell
June 15, 1933 – December 28, 2015
Dean Franklin “Frank” Grimes, 82, of Mitchell, passed away Monday, December 28, 2015, at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Born June 15, 1933, in Mitchell, he was the son of Noah Simpson and Bessie Mae (Tolbert) Grimes. He married Sharon Kay Houchin October 18, 1957. His second marriage was to Leone (Fannin) Graves January 10, 1997, and she preceded him in death September 27, 2010. On July 28, 2012, he married Charlotte (Runyon) Goffinett. Frank retired after 43 years as a welder from Carpenter Body Works, and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951. He was a lifelong member of the Mitchell Wesleyan Church where he taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Grimes, Mitchell; sons, Michael Grimes, Muncie; Philip (Dixean) Grimes, Idaho Falls, Idaho; mother of his children, Sharon Kay Abbott, Leesburg, Florida; 6 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Virginia Nickerson, Pomona, California, Roberta Freeman, Mitchell
His parents; wife, Leone; and sister, Mary Rohn, preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 31, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Rev. Steve Jones officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military rites accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 9107. Friends may call from 4 p.m. till 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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