Mark V. Grimes, Sr., 62, died on September 11, 2020, with his family at his side at home in Harvest, AL from complications with dementia and acute heart failure.
He leaves his wife, Patricia Grimes; son, Mark Grimes, Jr. and wife Stephanie; daughter, Alexandria Grimes and fiancé Todd; son, Joseph Grimes and wife Sara; grandchildren, Sid and Amelia Grimes; mother, June Grimes; brothers, Mike and Mitch Grimes; mother-in-law, Marie Williams; brothers-and-sisters-in-law, Charley and Pamela Williams, Tom and Monica Watson, Bill and Peggy Scheerer, and Eva Williams.
He is proceeded in death by his father, Roy Grimes and his brother-and-sister-in-law Dean and Marilyn Williams.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, Mark moved to Harvest, AL to work in the field of engineering. He later founded and managed Fox Test Solutions to provide testing fixtures for a variety of companies. He was truly a jack-of-all-trades and often amazed others with his ability to find solutions to problems and fix broken objects. He was dedicated to providing for his family and employees. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Mark had a love for Harley-Davidson motorcycles and enjoyed traveling the country on them. Long known for his sense of humor, Mark’s jokes and laughs were refreshing to all those around him.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that donations be sent to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.theaftd.org).
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