Joseph Henry Grimes, Sr., age 73, of Wyn Way, Boone, passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Conover. Born October 24, 1946 in Watauga County, he was a son of Edward and Magnolia Whittington Grimes. Joseph was a member of the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, a veteran of the US Army, and was a self employeed long distance truck driver. He loved spending time with family, trucking, playing cards and occasionally shooting a game of pool.
Mr. Grimes is survived by his wife, Carolyn McQueen Grimes; daughters, Gwendolyn Jacobs and Lynn Clayborn, both of Boone, and Jenny Danner of Morganton; sons, Joseph Grimes, Jr. and wife, Danielle, and Gregg Patterson, both of Lenoir, and Josh Danner of Morganton; sisters, Annie Allison of Boone, Mary McQueen of Winston-Salem, and Margaret Grimes of Hickory; and brothers, Arthur Grimes and William Grimes, both of Boone. Twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by death by two brothers, Edward Grimes, Jr. and Connie Grimes.
Memorial services for Joseph Henry Grimes officiated by Pastor Michael Mathes will be private. Due to the coronavirus pandemic social distancing policies, attendence will be limited to immediate and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Post Office Box 3590, Boone, NC 28607
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Grimes family.