Obituary of Larry Grimes

Larry Lee Grimes, age 71, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Friday, August 7, 2020, at Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, KS.

He was born on June 15, 1949, in Ft. Scott, the son of Claude and Frances Wolfe Grimes. He graduated from FSHS with the class of 1967.

Larry married Barbara Fry on August 18, 1968, in Hiattville, KS.

He served in the U. S. Airforce from 1968 until 1972. Larry then opened Grimes Texaco. He later worked for Bradbury Coal Company, Petromark Oil Company, the sale barn and as a volunteer for the fire department. He loved riding horses and spending time with his grandchildren.

He was a member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school.

Survivors include his wife Barbara of the home; two daughters, Tammy Grimes and Mike Marsh, Fulton, KS, and Kathy Bradbury and husband Steve, Carroll, OH; a sister, Alice Grimes; seven grandchildren, Breanne, Kolby, Tylar, Krista, Alexia, Kyle, and Nicole; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Lorene VanBuren; and his parents.

Pastor Carl Ellis will conduct graveside services at 1:30 PM Tuesday, August 11th, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Monday evening at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to either the Hiattville United Methodist Church or Fort Scott Fire Department and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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