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1940 James 2019

James Melvin Grimmett

September 14, 1940 — January 9, 2019

James Melvin Grimmett, 78, passed away January 9th.  He was born on September 14, 1940 to Andrew and Draper Grimmett in Garner, AR.


James enjoyed listening and playing bluegrass as well as country music.  He loved working and tinkering with his cars.  James was a great dad and friend that would help anyone in any situation.  He was a big talker that never met a stranger.  He always had a story to tell.  He was a great wheeler and dealer who could find a good bargain.  He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. 


James is survived by three sons; Michael Grimmett (Melinda), Ronnie Lynn Pasley, and Rickey Glenn Pasley (Dana), two daughters; Anita Dunn ( James Edward) and Dayna Lawson (Michael), two brothers; Jerry Grimmett (Olita), Ray Grimmett (Bonnie), one sister; JoAnna Peters (Hershel), nine grandchildren; John Michael Grimmett, James Wade Upchurch, Jeremiah Wayne Upchurch, Amber Nucole Dunn, Shyann Lawson, Mikah Lawson, Tasha Rigsby, Reeca Pasley, and Recce Pasley, fourteen great-grandchildren; Holly Stinnett, James Stinnett, Grace Upchurch, Dathan Spencer, Jayde Benson, Westyn Ferren, Hunter Upchurch, Ty Upchurch Hayden Elizabeth Singleton, Blake Rigsby, Austin Rigsby, Addi Rigsby, Reonna Pasley, and Bra Pasley, and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, James is preceded by his wife of sixteen years; Arkie Grimmett, one brother; A.D. Grimmett, one sister; Noraalice Whitacker.

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Monday, January 14, 2019

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Oaklawn Memorial Gardens

100 E Moore Ave, Searcy, AR 72143

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