Robert Len Grimes, of Granbury, TX, passed away at the age of 67. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2:00PM at First Baptist Church Chapel in Midland.
On Sunday, February 6, 2022, our beloved husband, Dad, Gramps and friend entered into the gates of Heaven with rejoicing as he met his Savior face to face. While his departure came too soon for those of us here, we are grateful to our faithful and good God for Robert’s perfect and final healing.
Robert Len Grimes was born on August 6, 1954 to the late Ora Belle and Robert Leland Grimes, in Comanche, Texas. He graduated from Midland Lee High School in 1972. Shortly thereafter, he met the love of his life, Laura. They married not long after meeting and were nearing their 48th wedding anniversary.
He was an amazing dad and provider for his family. He loved his children and his beautiful granddaughters with all of his heart. He wanted nothing more than the very best for his family and for the presence of God to encompass their lives.
Robert surrendered his life to Christ and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Their ministry took them to California and later to Garden City where he was the pastor of First Baptist Church. How he loved sharing the Word of God!
Bob’s work ethic was impeccable and he took pride in anything his hands touched. From welding with Mobil Pipeline to demonstrating heavy equipment for Warren Caterpillar, Bob excelled. His hands could work iron and wood into the most beautiful pieces. And when they weren’t working, his hands provided great comfort, guidance, teaching and friendship.
He is survived by his wife, Laura, his daughter Jennifer James and husband Sam; his son Robert Grimes and wife Bobbie. He is survived by his beautiful granddaughters, Bailey Grimes and Hannah James. He also leaves behind his sister Jeanie Miller and husband Tom and sister in law Leonora Grimes. He is survived by many family members and dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Sonny Grimes and his great nephew Hank Apple.
We take great comfort in knowing he is at peace and standing in the light of Christ.
Robert cherished ministering to the homeless of the Midland area. In lieu of flowers, please consider donation to The Field’s Edge at PO Box 50068, Midland, Texas 79710 or www.thefieldsedge.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com