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In Memory of

Fred Michael Grimes

December 9, 1927 - November 21, 2016

Obituary


Fred Michael Grimes, Captain, USNR-Retired, Ph. D., Engineering, passed away peacefully November 21st, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in Dallas December 9th, 1927, and resided for over 30 years in Corsicana, but he made the entire United States his home. Fred's legacy includes accomplishments in education, business, and military and civil service. His proudest legacy is his family. A devoted husband for 64 years, Fred is survived by his wife, Lillian Patricia (nee Duggan), five children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grand children. His children are: Fred Michael Grimes, Jr., Barbara Collins, Cynthia...

Fred Michael Grimes, Captain, USNR-Retired, Ph. D., Engineering, passed away peacefully November 21st, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in Dallas December 9th, 1927, and resided for over 30 years in Corsicana, but he made the entire United States his home. Fred's legacy includes accomplishments in education, business, and military and civil service. His proudest legacy is his family. A devoted husband for 64 years, Fred is survived by his wife, Lillian Patricia (nee Duggan), five children, nine grandchildren, and five great-grand children. His children are: Fred Michael Grimes, Jr., Barbara Collins, Cynthia Ramm, Janet Grimes, and Richard Grimes. His grandchildren are Christopher Collins, Virginia Franco, Robert Grimes, David Ramm, Caroline Sturm, Sarah Demattia, Mitchell Grimes, Katherine Collins, and Alison Ramm. His grand daughter Melissa Collins predeceased Fred. His great grandchildren are: Gavin Franco, Bradley Collins, Penelope Sturm, Madison Collins, and Theodore Sturm.
Fred's life was one of accomplishment and service. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1952, he earned a Master's degree in Science from the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, and a Ph. D. from Lamar University. His active and reserve service in the U.S. Navy culminated with his promotion to the rank of Captain. He also had a wide and varied business career, working in the oil industry, shipbuilding, and real estate, and teaching at Navarro College. Fred also served at Ft. Hood as a civil servant until retiring in 2000. Fred and Pat also enjoyed traveling and golf. They visited Mexico, Europe, Australia and Japan, in addition to almost all of the United States.
During his military service and business career, the family lived in at least eight states. In every location, Fred supported the local Episcopal Church and his children's participation in youth organizations, especially Boy and Girl Scouts. He also always planted trees wherever he lived, knowing that others would benefit after we moved on.
After his children started their own careers, the family would gather in Corsicana every Thanksgiving. Fred also took great pleasure in hosting annual family get togethers around Texas, which are fondly remembered by his grand children. He will be greatly missed. A private burial service will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery on December 2nd. A memorial service will be held at 11.00 a.m., Saturday, December 3rd at St. John's Episcopal Church, 101 N 14th St, Corsicana, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in support of research to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. .