Shirley Ruth Grimes


Shirley Ruth Grimes, 81, of Mineral Wells, passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2019.
Service is 10 a.m. Thursday, August 29, at Salesville Baptist Church with burial following at Staggs Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home.
Shirley was born October 21, 1937, in Oran, Texas, to Charley and Esther Smith. She was the youngest of four girls. Shirley worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as an operator before marrying Crockett Grimes to become a homemaker and mother.
Shirley's interests included oil painting, crafts, and trips to Mexico. She got great excitement from finding a bargain at a garage sale to resell at the antique store. Shirley was a devoted long-time member of the Salesville Baptist Church.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Crockett, of 59 years; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Dorothy Grimes; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and George Gault; granddaughter, Briana Watkins; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Charley and Esther Smith; and sisters, Pauline Cox, Dorothy Lowery and Jo Helen Flowers.
Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home
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Nancy Steel
Aug 29, 2019
Sweetest Sunrise Bouquet was purchased for the family of Shirley Ruth Grimes by Nancy Steel.  Send flowers
Deeya Smith
Aug 28, 2019
Simply Elegant Spathiphyllum was purchased for the family of Shirley Ruth Grimes by Deeya Smith.  Send flowers
Ricky Greene
Aug 28, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss, I know Shily will be missed by who knew her .
Prayers for the family.
Lisa Dorton
Aug 27, 2019
This woman was one of a kind. She was a great friend to my grandparents for years and helped them so very much with whatever they needed, then my parents neighbor for years and my moms best friend. She would do anything to help. I’m so sorry for your loss Crockett, Connie and Fred.