Richard Newland Grimes, 90

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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Richard Newland Grimes, 90, formerly of Louisville, KY, died peacefully on November 10, 2023 at the Thomson Hood Veterans Center. Son of Joe Sterling Grimes Sr. and Dorothy Susan Newland Grimes, he was born on the family farm in Preachersville, Lincoln Co. KY. He attended Stanford High School and the University of Kentucky, and was a member of Kappa Alpha. He served two years in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as an architectural draftsman, as a clothing sales representative, and in residential real estate. Rick had a beautiful, musical touch at the piano, and often played duets with family. He was an enthusiastic cook and storyteller, with a warm sense of humor and a knack for colorful detail. Rick is survived by his daughter Rachel Blair Grimes and son-in-law Alec Johnson, his brother William Thomas Grimes, his sister Susanne Grimes Frank, nieces Dana Frank and Susanne Frank, nephew Nicholas John Frank IV (Carmen Sanchez Frank), and nieces Susan Grimes Sullivan (Jon Howard) and Nancy Grimes Miracle (Don Miracle). He is preceded in death by his son Edward Sterling Grimes, his former wife Lou Jean Leedy Grimes, and brother Joe Sterling Grimes Jr. Private graveside committal will be held at Buffalo Springs Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Lincoln County Educational Fund.

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