David Wayne Grimes

September 19, 2022
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David Wayne Grimes, 71, passed away at his home on September 18, 2022. A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Atoy Methodist Church with Pastor Clint Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Atoy Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk.

David was born January 1, 1951 in Marshall, Texas to Elmer Doyle (Pete) Grimes and Mary Ruth (Smith) Grimes. David graduated from Rusk High School, class of 1969. Following graduation, he served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. In 1972 he married Pamela Jo (Maness) Grimes. Upon completing his final enlistment with the U.S. Marine Corps, David and his family settled back home in Rusk, Texas.

David was a compassionate and hardworking man. He served many years on the volunteer fire department in Rusk and at times worked multiple jobs. Oil field worker, truck driver, school bus driver, business owner as a locksmith and guard/locksmith for TDCJ are just naming a few of them. David retired from TDJC in 2006 after 20 years of services.

David was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Pamela, are his daughter, Tina Renee Callaway and her husband Shane of Alto; sons Phillip Doyle Grimes and Jeremy Wayne Grimes, both of Rusk; five grandsons, Branton Rodriguez, Peyton Rodriguez, Dakota Grimes and his wife Jenna, Hunter Grimes, and Brendan Grimes; one granddaughter, Molly Callaway; great-granddaughter Oaklee Rodriguez and another on the way; one sister Sharon Poole and her husband Jerry of Nacogdoches and one brother Robert Grimes and his wife Ginnie of Montana. Many nieces and nephews and other family and friends.