GRIMES—Robert George Grimes, 69, of Florence, went to be with his Lord on April 26, 2017.
He passed away peacefully, at RiverBend Hospital, with his loved ones by his side.
Robert was born July 31, 1947, at the Multnomah Hospital in Portland, Ore., to Dorothy Marie (Carr) Wiley and George Vincent Wiley.
Bob grew up using the Grimes last name with his mother’s re-mar- riage, legally changing it in July of 1966.
He was raised in the Park Rose area of Portland and Port Orford, Ore., graduating from Pacific High School in Bandon Ore., with the Class of 1965. Robert was a logger in Southern Oregon and Florence. After a serious injury, he went to Lane Community College for two years to take business classes. He then pursued a successful career in the financial industry, working at Siuslaw Valley Bank, Wells Fargo and
Selco Credit Union.
He enjoyed several years at
Western Lane Furniture/Robys, selling flooring and appliances. And, for the last 16 years, he was the treasurer and book- keeper for Church On The Rock.
Robert had a heart for mis- sions and took three mission trips from his church; to India and twice to Israel. His dream was to go to Nepal, also, but, his health did not allow for it.
Robert is survived by his wife of 36 years, Kathy; his three children: Theresa Lemhouse (Tim), Rob Grimes (Diane) and Randy Grimes; his six grandchildren and three great-grandchldren; his sister, Kareen Jacobson (Steve); brothers Charles and Bradley Grimes; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert’s celebration of lIfe will be held May 13, at 11 a.m., at Church On The Rock, 1750 W. 18th St. in Florence.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Zechariah’s Hope Ministry at Church On The Rock, P.O. Box 3064, Florence, Ore., 97439.
Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.