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In Memory

Samuel J. Grimes

Samuel J. Grimes 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, August 23, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.  Sam was born on May 28, 1956 in St. Joseph, MO to the late John and Hazel (Rostock) Grimes.

He was a graduate of Lafayette High School and following in the military tradition in his family, Sam served his country in the United States Marine Corps attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Following his service and honorable discharge from the Marines, Sam worked for the former Chicago & Northwestern Railroad and later worked at Wal-Mart.

Sam continued to serve even after his passing by being an organ donor.

Mr. Grimes is survived by brothers; John S, Grimes, Roy W. (Sandy) Grimes, James E. (Linda) Grimes, and Asher B. Grimes. Nephew; Dr. Ryan M. Grimes, nieces; Jessica Mooneyham and Shephanie Badia. 

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Thursday at Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel followed by Interment with Full Military Honors at Maple Grove Cemetery, Oregon, MO.  The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the United States Marine Corps Reserve "Toys for Tots" program.