James L. Grimes

January 17, 1922 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 97)


James L. Grimes, 97, of Amarillo passed away Friday, January 10, 2020. Graveside services will be at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Memory Gardens Mausoleum with Pastor Rick Harrison officiating.

James was born on January 17, 1922 in Childress, Texas to A.H. and Edith Grimes. He attended school in High Point, Texas. James joined the military serving in the Army under the 872 Airborne Engineers. He married the love of his life Bessie Whitley in Childress, Texas. They were married for a wonderful 63 years. James was a cowboy who loved his horses and recreational roping. He will be dearly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bessie; two brothers and two sisters.

He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Luther and husband Russell and granddaughter, Kacie Luther.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations be made to Meals on Wheels 7550 Outlook Dr, Amarillo, Texas 79106.

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January 14, 2020

2:00 PM
Memory Gardens Mausoleum

Amarillo, TX


Memory Gardens Cemetery

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