Jerry L. Grimes

November 25, 1927January 3, 2020

Jerry L. Grimes, 92, of Battle Creek, Mich., and formerly of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 at his North Pointe Woods home in Battle Creek, Mich. Born November 25, 1927 in Manila, Arkansas, he was a son of the late Edgar and Hattie (Alston) Grimes. A graduate of Manila High School, he proudly served in the U.S. Army and pursued his education at Arkansas State earning a Bachelor of Science in Education. He was a research engineer with Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire for over 35 years, from which he retired. He was a member of Grace Point Church of the Nazarene and Servants On Wheels Ever Ready (SOWERs). Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Doris (Cobb) Grimes of Battle Creek, Mich.; son, Greg (Cheryl) Grimes of Marshall, Mich.; daughter, Jeanne (Bruce) Kraick of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Monte, Ruby, and Faye; and great-grandson, Maxton Ahdel. Funeral Service is 11:00 am on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene, 8611 Mayhew Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. For online condolences, please visit


  • Alzheimer's Association



  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 13, 2020


  • Preferred Memorial


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Donna J Dilk

January 10, 2020

Jerry was such a wonderful Christian and so wise in the Bible. You could learn something just standing next to him. I just loved him as he was a gentleman and treated all ladies with respect and kindness. He loved his wife, Doris, it was plainly seen You could tell they had a good and blessed marriage. They put God in the middle. I'm so sorry but our loss is Heaven's gain.

Mary Jane Harsin

January 7, 2020

Oh how I enjoyed singing in choir with the Grimes when they attended the North Vernon Nazarene church. Such loving people... prayers to Doris and the family. Sadness on Earth, but rejoicing in Heaven!

Gary James

January 7, 2020

After graduating from college, I was introduced to Jerry & Doris. That evening, they ask me if I wanted to live with them, so I could find a job. I will never forget everything they did for me.
How could I ever thank them enough?
Jerry & Doris are outstanding Followers of Christ and there is a special place for them in heaven.