Reverend Walter R. Grimes, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton from natural causes.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 11, 2021 at First Christian Church in Vinton with Reverend Richard Jumper as officiant. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10 at First Christian Church. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.

Walter Ray Grimes was born January 17, 1932 in Beaumont, Texas, the son of Walter and Helen Kirby Grimes. Walt grew up in Dallas and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University. On June 9, 1974, Walt married Ruth Roberts in Ames, IA. Walt was a Disciples of Christ minister, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, flying planes, singing, gardening, bowling, working stained glass, and playing the clarinet.

Walt is survived by his wife Ruth of Vinton; daughters, L. Diane (Claes) Jonasson of Little Rock, AR, Debbie (David) Kendall of Bellevue, NE, Luanne (Lyle) Langstraat of Vinton; grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Weisser, Rachel Kendall, Brian (Megan) Langstraat, Douglas (Sabrina) Langstraat, Katrina Langstraat and Stephanie Jonasson; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Andrew and Amelia Weisser and Hendrik and Eliza Langstraat.

His parents died before him; daughter, Barb Grimes, and granddaughter, Julia Langstraat.

Memorials will be sent to Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity and the First Christian Church in Vinton.

Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home takes care of Walt and his family. Condolences can be made at www.vsrfh.com.Rev. Walter R. Grimes, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Virginia Gay Hospital in Vinton of natural causes.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday September 11, 2021 at First Christian Church in Vinton with Reverend Richard Jumper as officiant. Visitations will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 10 at First Christian Church. Interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Vinton.

Walter Ray Grimes was born January 17, 1932 in Beaumont, Texas, the son of Walter and Helen Kirby Grimes. Walt grew up in Dallas and received a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Texas Christian University. On June 9, 1974, Walt married Ruth Roberts in Ames, IA. Walt was a Disciples of Christ minister, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, flying planes, singing, gardening, bowling, working stained glass, and playing the clarinet.

Walt is survived by his wife Ruth of Vinton; daughters, L. Diane (Claes) Jonasson of Little Rock, AR, Debbie (David) Kendall of Bellevue, NE, Luanne (Lyle) Langstraat of Vinton; grandchildren, Elizabeth (David) Weisser, Rachel Kendall, Brian (Megan) Langstraat, Douglas (Sabrina) Langstraat, Katrina Langstraat and Stephanie Jonasson; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Andrew and Amelia Weisser and Hendrik and Eliza Langstraat.

His parents died before him; daughter, Barb Grimes, and granddaughter, Julia Langstraat.

Memorials will be sent to Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity and the First Christian Church in Vinton.

Van Steenhuyse-Teahen Funeral Home takes care of Walt and his family. Condolences can be placed on www.vsrfh.com.


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