Reid Grimes

December 5, 1976June 14, 2020

James Reid Grimes, known by all as Reid, of Ballentine, son of Jimmy W. and Joyce Metts Grimes, died suddenly on Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. In addition to his parents, Reid is survived by his brother, Bart Grimes and his wife, Heather, of Camden, SC; niece, Courtney Grimes; nephew, Dalton Grimes and faithful dog, Precious.

Reid was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Northstar Energy Services Inc., a Quanta Company and received his associate degree from Greenville Technical College, with additional studies at Midlands Tec and Arc Labs earning welder certification.

His hobbies included planning and maintaining a large portion of the home acreage and feeding and photographing deer and other wildlife around the ponds. Although Reid chose not to marry, he mentored his niece and nephew and enjoyed the friendships of females. Reid possessed loyalty, kindness, compassion, laughter and good humor, generosity, and a boundless capacity for friendship--a caring light taken from us far too soon. His help and comfort to his parents will be missed forever.

A graveside service will be held in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 20, 2020


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DeDe Smith

June 23, 2020

Jimmy and Joyce,
Love and hugs to you and your family during this difficult time. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Bart Grimes

June 22, 2020

We miss you brother & uncle

Sharon Wessel Glass

June 20, 2020

Joyce and James, I am so very saddened to learn of Reid's passing. I wish I could be there. You are in my prayers during this difficult time. There are no words, as a parent, to offer to soften this pain. Know I love y'all.

Doyle Presley

June 19, 2020

To Mr. and Mrs. Grimes, Bart and Heather Grimes, Courtney & Dalton, We were so sorry to learn of Reid’s passing. We only knew Reid as Bart’s brother and Courtney and Daltons’ uncle. However, we know how they spoke of Reid and their love for him over the years. Although we are not there, please know all of you are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers during this most unexpected and difficult time. We hope during this time you feel the presence of God and his peace. Most Sincerely , Doyle and Jean Presley, Donna Gregory, Jan and Don Calvert, Pam Presley, Stacey and Kenneth Juergens and their families 🙏

Rodney Price

June 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I worked on the crew with Reid at Northstar Energy. He always talked about his family. We all miss him deeply, and are so very sorry for your loss.
Rodney Price

Amy Simmons

June 19, 2020

Bart and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Love always,
Todd, Amy and Travis Simmons

Sandy Barden

June 18, 2020

You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Reid had the biggest smile every time I saw him. He truly loved each of you dearly. May God give you peace and strength to handle the days ahead.

Janine Bouknight

June 18, 2020

Heather I'm sorry to hear about your brother- in- law's passing. He was so young. Our prayers are with Bart and you all at this time. Sincerely, Janine Bouknight

Tim French

June 18, 2020

So sorry to hear. Many school day memories of hanging out with Reid. He'll be missed.

Sharon Shelley

June 18, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Reid. I always enjoyed working with him and he could always make me laugh. I haven't seen him in a long time but when I think of him I always smile.