Gary Lee "Grinder" Grimes

August 13, 1947 ~ January 10, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Gary Grimes Obituary

Williamsport, MD – Gary Lee “Grinder” Grimes, 76, of Williamsport, MD passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at his home.

He was born on August 13, 1947, in Hagerstown, MD to the late John B.H. “Andy” Grimes, II and Mary Catherine (Rice) Penn.

Grinder was a 1965 graduate of Williamsport High School Williamsport, MD.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He received a purple heart while serving a tour in Vietnam.  He was very proud of his service to his country.

He was previously employed as a Salesperson with Noland Co. and Shifler Electric, both of Hagerstown, MD.

Grinder was an avid fisherman.  He enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.  He especially loved his large family trips to Ocean City, MD for many years.  He talked to everybody.

He was very proud of his granddaughters.

Grinder was a member of the C&O Canal Days Committee for 20 years. 

He was a volunteer firefighter for many years with the Williamsport Vol. Fire Co.  He was very involved with the Bingo events with the fire department and loved selling tip jars.

Grinder was a member of the Moose Lodge, IORM Tribe #84 Redmen, Potomac Post #202 American Legion Williamsport, MD, and the Eagles Club.

He is survived by his wife Christine Ann “Chris” (Lushbaugh) Grimes whom he married on December 4, 1970; daughter Sherry Grimes Dashiell; daughter Michelle Lea Grimes; granddaughters Trenelle Christine Dashiell and River Christine Utterback; nieces Melissa and Katie.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his half sister Sandra Penn and son-in-law Fulton Trend Dashiell.

The family will receive friends at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Sunday, January 14, 2024, from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  The funeral home will be open after 1:00 pm on Sunday for the convenience of family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at the Osborne Funeral Home, P.A. 425 S. Conococheague St. Williamsport, MD on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 11:00 am with Kevin Smoot officiating.  Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery Williamsport, MD.  Military honors will be provided by Joints Veterans Council and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Luther Jaybird Grimes Foundation, Inc. 212 S. Artizan St. Williamsport, MD 21795 or Fisherhouse Foundation, Inc. 50 Irving St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20422

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