De QUEEN, Ark.—Charles Walker Grimes Sr., 71, of Wilton, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in a Texarkana, Texas, hospital.

Mr. Grimes was born Oct. 31, 1941, in Hallsville, Texas. He was self-employed and a member of Wallace Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by two children, William Loyd Grimes and Patricia Loyd Grimes.

Survivors include one son, Charles “Chuck” Grimes Jr. of Taylor, Ark.; three daughters, Karen Rae Sossoman and Tonya L. Foster of Wilton and Melissa Manning of Texarkana; two sisters, Patsy Simmons and Joan Grimes Reynolds of Ashdown, Ark.; one brother, James L. “Jimmy” Grimes of Ashdown; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church, Ashdown, with Butch Riddle officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date under direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home.

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Published: 11/15/2012