Jay County Obituaries
Commercial Review, Monday, December 17, 1973, pg. 8:
Funeral services for EARL VICTOR GRIMES, Sr., 72, 812 W. Arch St., Portland, are set for Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home. Rev. Lavene Brosher will officiate. Interment will follow in Green Park Cemetery.
Grimes died Saturday evening at the Jay County Hospital after an extended illness. He was employed at Portland Forge Inc. for more than 30 years, retiring seven years ago.
Born Feb. 24, 1901 in Jay County, he was the son of George and Myrtle (Huey) Grimes. On May 14, 1922, he was married to Dorothy Kelly, who survives.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Earl Grimes, Jr., Portland, and Charles L. Grimes, RR 2, Ridgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Betty) Pogue, Portland; two brothers, Ward Grimes, Fresno, Calif., and Glen Grimes, Portland; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Callers will be received at the funeral home.