Donald V. Grimes, Sr.

Donald V. Grimes, Sr.

Donald V. Grimes, Sr.


Donald V. Grimes, Sr., 90 passed Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at his home in Lincoln. He was born on July 7, 1932, in Jefferson Valley, NY, son of Ray F. and Flora I. (Blackburn) Grimes.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years Thelma (Masterson) Grimes.  Children: Donald Jr. (Kay, spouse) Grimes, Robin (Chip, spouse) Epperson, Brett (Sheila, spouse) Grimes and Vaughn Grimes.   Six grandchildren: Rachael Grimes, Kathryn Grimes, Carl (CJ) Epperson, Shawn Epperson, Derek Epperson and Kara Marszalkowski and six great grandchildren.

Donald is predeceased by his parents Ray and Flora, brother Howard and sister-in-law Patricia, and brothers Ralph and Duane.

He was a member of Lincoln United Church and American Legion Post #19.

His favorite hobbies were gardening and woodworking.

Graveside service will be at Maple Cemetery in Lincoln in the spring. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Bristol Rescue Squad. To send online condolences to his family please visit

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shelly cota
1 year ago

Thelma I’m so very sorry to hear about Donald, he was a wonderful man with a smile that could brighten up any room, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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