Christopher Alan Grimes, age 23 of Union died Thursday, January 27, 2011. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 8, 1987, the son of Diana Grimes and the late Scott Grimes.
He was a member of Western Branch Community Church in Chesapeake, VA. He graduated from Hertford County High School in 2007 and Roanoke Chowan Community College in 2009. He was a dedicated firefighter and lieutenant with the Union Rural Fire Department. He was a member of the Hertford County Firefighters Association Honor Guard and an active member of the Hertford County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Christopher was employed by Rivers Correctional Institute.
He is survived by a brother, Billy Atkins, a sister, Amanda Grimes, and his extended family, girlfriend Sarah King, Jim and Wanda King, and Jamie and Melissa King.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, January 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Union Baptist Church Pastor Jimmy Jarrell will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie.
The family will receive friends Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.
The family requests that memorials be made to Union Rural Fire Department.
We are all so sorry you your loss. I know Sarah is having a hard but with you as a family she will be able to pull through this.
I want to thank everyone for their love and support during this difficult time. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO THANK THE KING FAMILY FOR ALL THE TIME AND SUPPORT THAT THEY GAVE CHRISTOPHER, THEY MEANT SO MUCH TO HIM AND I KNOW THAT HE MEANT THE WORLD TO THEM. Although this was a shock, I know that Christopher is in heaven with his GRANDMA GRIMES & HIS NEPHEW.
Christopher is watching over his two very special neices, who are not here yet.
MOMMIE LOVES YOU CHRISTOPHER, R. I. P.
Chris wore the Army JROTC uniform with pride and he was even prouder of his firefighter uniform. He was a good guy who loved everybody and we all loved him. I pray for comfort for his family and friends and his Union Fire Dept.
To All the Family of Chris:
We never understand why but God has a reason. Chris will surely be missed here by everyone that knew him. He was always a friendly and outgoing person and was here on earth such a short time.
My sympathy to you all, especially his extended family that he has been with for so many years.
Thinking of you and praying for you during your time of mourning.
The Gates Vol. Fire Department would like to express their deepest sympathy to your family and Union FD during this difficult time. May God be you all.
GVFD Station 30
I will miss Chris. He always could put a smile on my face whenever he would come into my office at Roanoke Chowan Community College. I will miss his hugs too.
i can’t believe u are really gone… i remember the funny jokes u did in high school and how u made people laugh when they needed a good friend… u were a good person and friend and i’m glad that i got the chance to have met u and have u as a friend… my prayers go out to u Sarah and the family,he will gladly be missed by lots of people…r.i.p Christopher and we will see u again when the time is right…
I am sooo sorry for your loss. I met Chris back in 2004 through a friend. Chris was an awesome friend and an amazing person. To Sarah: He loved you soooo much. I knew him before you guys started dating and he was such better and happier man when he met you. You completed him. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God be with you during this difficult time.
I REMEMBER THE FUN TIMES WE HAD IN CLASS AND EVRYTIME THE TONES DROP YOU WILL ALWAYS BE RIDING WITH ME. YOU WERE A GREAT GUY. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. SO GO TO HEAVEN AND RIDE WITH GOD.