EAST PRAIRIE - Charles Henry "Shorty" Grimes, 94, died at 3:20 a.m. April 2, 2003, at the Bertrand Retirement Center.
Born Feb. 4, 1909, in Piedmont, son of the late William Wesley and Mattie Marie Alton Grimes, he lived in Mississippi County most of his life and was a retired carpenter. He was a member of the New Beginnings Church in East Prairie.
On July 3, 1935, he married Iva Mae McCarty Grimes who preceded him in death on Sept. 6, 1991.
Survivors include: two daughters, Ruby Bain of East Prairie and Ella Mae Johnson of Festus; two nephews, whom he raised, John Joe Aycock of Charleston and Bill Aycock of East Prairie; two sisters-in-law, Louise Johnson of Charleston and Annie Ruth Countess of East Prairie; and 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
One grandson, Mike Dillion, also preceded him in death.
Visitation begins at 5 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday with Burl Britt, officiating.
Burial will follow in East Prairie Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be: Rick Dillion, Buddy Bain, Jason Aycock, Billy Aycock, Daniel Aycock and Charlie Aycock.