Ernest Lee Grymes

May 12, 1941April 29, 2021

Ernest “Ernie” Grymes of Sarasota passed away on April 29, 2021 at the age of 79. He was born on May 12, 1941 in Logan, WV. Ernie was pre deceased by his loving wife LaWanna Grymes, who passed away on September 19, 2019. He is survived by his sons; Rick Grymes (Elizabeth), Bryan Grymes (Donna) and Billy Grymes; and six grandchildren, Ian, Gavin, Maggie, Aaron, Stevie and Kyle. Ernie was a naval veteran. Upon leaving the Navy, he worked 18 years with Goodyear followed by a lengthy tenure with Anheuser-Busch until his retirement. A special thanks to our cousins Roger and Vickie Bryan for all their help during our father’s illness. On-line condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park, 170 Honore Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34232. (941) 371-4962.


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Ernest Lee Grymes

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Brenda Thacker

May 3, 2021

Ernie was a very special cousin to me. When his parents passed away, my mom who was sister to Ernies dad, wanted to adopt him but his grandparents took him and did a great job. we lost touch many many years ago and we had been trying to find him.My daughter actually found him on the internet and we finally got to meet and it was wonderful. We got to spend quite a bit of time with Ernie and LaWanna through the years and it was like we had known each other for years. I am going to miss him terribly but will always treasure the time that we did have together. Rest in peace, Cuz