Harry Joseph Grimes

October 7, 1937November 1, 2013

Harry Joseph Grimes, age 76, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2013 at St. Thomas West Alive Hospice. He was a native of Nashville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. Grimes Sr. and Frances Brown Grimes; brother, James B. Grimes Jr. and sister, Virginia Grimes Truett. He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara Fox Grimes; sister, Dora Grimes Ewing; sister in-law and brother in-law, Kathleen and John Tenhundfeld; brother-in-law, Lewis B. Burton; nephews, James B. Grimes, Dr. John W. Tenhundfeld, David A. Tenhundfeld, Paul H. Tenhundfeld, and Alex J. Tenhundfeld.

Harry graduated Chaminade College Preparatory School and Vanderbilt University. He served in the U.S. Army Security Agency in West Germany. His professional career involved real estate development and appraisal and mortgage banking. Harry was a dedicated duck hunter and avid reader. He was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. at Christ the King Church, 3001 Belmont Boulevard with Mass following at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 209 10th Ave. So, #228, Nashville, TN 37203 or Alive Hospice, 1716 Patterson St., Nashville, TN 37203.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Harry Joseph Grimes

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Helen Alexander

November 4, 2013

Dear Barbara and Family~
Harry was a great friend and classmate at Overbrook School and Vanderbilt University. Always a true gentleman! You have my deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.
Sincerely in Christ,
Helen Davis Alexander

November 4, 2013


I am so sorry that your husband has died. I send my condolences and love to you.

Virginia George