Mr. Lonnie Grimes departed this life on Tuesday, April 3 , 2018, at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory. N.C. He was born in Iredell County on August 31, 1958, and was the beloved son of Bobby Grimes and the late Virginia T. Grimes.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sudie Grimes; a grandson, Devin Grimes Jr., and one granddaughter, LaMariyah Grimes.
Butch was a 1976 graduate of West Iredell High School and served with the United States Army, where he was honorably discharged. He was a loving person, full of life and smiles. He had a great heart and a will to help anyone.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, in addition to his father, Bobby Grimes of Statesville; two children, Monnica Grimes of Charlotte and Devin Grimes of Statesville; three grandchildren, Jaishawn Dobbins, Davarie Grimes and Kennedy Grimes, all of Statesville; two sisters, Barbara Gray and Ellen (Charlie) Scott, both of Statesville; two brothers, Ronnie (Ethel) Grimes and Donnie Grimes, both of Statesville; two uncles, Joe (Brenda) Grimes of South Carolina and Jay (Geraldine) Grimes of Statesville; one aunt, Dorothy Sturghill of Statesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Members of the family will receive friends at the home of his sister Barbara Gray, 340 S. Miller Ave, Statesville, N.C.
Rutledge & Bigham Mortuary is serving the family.