MURFREESBORO, NC – George Cephas Grimes, age 76, of High Street, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at his home with his wife by his side.
George was born on June 29, 1946 to the late George Raymond Grimes and Mary Elizabeth Welshams Grimes in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He was an alumnus of the ENGG School at U PITT, Pennsylvania. George enjoyed designing and constructing systems for lumber yards and various industrial machines. His hobby was building an airplane until he decided to build a concrete decagon as a retirement home for him and his wife in Villa Cecilia, Pinagsanhan, Maragondon Cavite, Philippines.
George is survived by his beloved wife Salvacion Aurura Riel Grimes, a sister, Beverly Grimes Creps and husband Bob, and a stepdaughter, Marisstella Jackie Riel-Henry.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, September 18, 2022 following 11:00 o’clock Mass at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Ahoskie, North Carolina, with a reception to celebrate the life of George.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made directly to Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, P.O. Box 605, Ahoskie, NC 27910 or online by clicking here.
Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Grimes family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.
I got to know George and his lovely wife many years past. George knew what he wanted in life and worked hard to accomplish his goals. May God Bless his family and friends.