Merl Eugene Grimes

June 18, 1926October 22, 2018

Merl E. Grimes, 92, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2018.

He was born June 18, 1926 in Kokomo, IN, the son of Albert Lee and Martha Luvinnie (Norris) Grimes.

Merl was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a maintenance supervisor with DePauw University for over 50 years, retiring in 1991.

He is survived by his wife, Marjorie (Pettit) Grimes; children, Constance Brown, Rebecca (husband, Rodney) Bond, Debra Wood, David (wife, Faye) Grimes, and Martha (husband, James) Knoebel; eight grandsons and one granddaughter; and several great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Frank, Fred, Albert, and Donald Grimes.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Kathy Bond

October 25, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. Mert will always be remembered . Hugs and prayers to the families.

William Bond

October 25, 2018

Mert was the best boss and friend I have ever had. I am glad for the twenty-five years at DePauw . I am thankful he gave me a job. He will be missed. B. Bond.

Pam Hisey-Rossok

October 23, 2018

I remember your dad helping my dad paint my Mustang after I wrecked it. Your dad & my dad were two of a kind. God broke the mold when he created them. Love you all. Prayers and hugs for the coming days .