Terry Ronald Grimes, 78, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2018 at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia, Inc.

A resident of Jesup, Georgia for the past five years, Terry was born on January 17, 1940 in Morgantown, West Virginia to the late Harley Cecil and Mary Louise McCartney Grimes. He spent his early years in Morgantown and was a graduate of University High School. In his younger years, Terry enjoyed showing horses and barrel racing and was a member of the Future Farmers of America. He was owner and operator of Grimes Painting for over twenty-five years and also built houses in his later years. Terry enjoyed his work and always loved what he did. In his spare time, Terry enjoyed watching sports of all kinds but especially loved West Virginia football and Pirates baseball.

In addition to his parents, his infant son, Terry Ronald Grimes, Jr.; his brother, Harley “Spot” Grimes; his sisters, Mary Evelyn Pomeroy, Bettie Friend and Helen Reed, and his favorite mother-in-law, Evelyn Catherine Higgins preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-five years, Donna Kay Thompson Grimes of Jesup, GA; children, Phillip Michael Grimes and wife, Heather of Bruceton Mills, WV, Cyann Grimes Benoit and husband, Steve of Morgantown, WV, John Harley Grimes and wife, Pam of Shady Springs, WV, Ellen Marie Harris and husband, Tim of Jesup, GA and Jeffrey Lorant of Morgantown, WV; grandchildren, Alisa Kay Grimes of Jesup, GA, Kristen Benoit Miles and husband, Brandon of Morgantown, WV, Michael Kyler Grimes of Bruceton Mills, WV and Lindsey Nicole Grimes of Shady Springs, WV; great granddaughters, Brooke and Maddie Miles and brothers and sisters, Barbara Cupelli and husband, Joseph of Morgantown, WV, Daniel Grimes and wife, Joan “Chris,” and Richard Grimes and wife, Elizabeth of Wooster, OH.. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

Private services will be held.

Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or the American Lung Association at 6606 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 3405, www.lung.org.