Mark Grimes

Obituary of Mark Thomas Grimes

Mark Thomas Grimes, of Boone, passed away on Friday, December 17 at his home. Mark was born November 4, 1973 to parents, Marie Grimes and William "Bootsy" Grimes of Boone, NC. He grew up in the Junaluska neighborhood and attended Watauga High School. Mark or "Preacher" as he was affectionally known, was the favorite little brother, uncle, cousin, and best friend to many. After High School, Mark attended truck driving school and received his CDL. He went to work for himself as an owner/operator truck driver. Mark was an avid hunter and fisherman. He will forever be known for his contagious laugh, his incredible sense of humor and his ability to make the absolute best out of any situation he encountered. Mark cared about his family and would go the extra mile for them. But it was his mom and daughters that held a special place in his heart. Mark leaves to morn, his beloved mother, Marie Grimes, his father, William Grimes, and his sister, Sharron Grimes all of Boone. His daughters, Kylie and Kiera, and their mother Angel Dixon, of Johnson City, TN. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. There will be no public service at this time, but the family plans a Celebration of Mark's life at a later date. They respectfully request no food or flowers, but memorial donations may be made to a fund for his daughter's Kylie and Kiera; Sharron Grimes, 337 Junaluska Road, Boone, NC. The family sincerely appreciates all the calls, text, visits, and special prayers. Online condolences may be shared with Mark's family at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Grimes family.
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