|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 2011|
My precious Pop
Below is his obituary printed in the El Dorado News Times. I will add more later when I can write a somewhat decent biography for him. However, mere words cannot do justice for how wonderful he was.
Harold F Grimmett, 84 of El Dorado, AR; died on Friday, October 14, 2011 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas following a brief illness of two weeks following a stroke.
Born on February 18, 1927 in Mc Neil, AR, he was the son of Benjamin and Ruby Staggs Grimmett. Harold was a member of Iron Mountain Baptist Church and served as the church's music director. Harold was known locally for the past 42 years for his gospel radio program receiving ‘The Golden Mic Award' in 2009 from the Singing News Magazine. Harold had also worked for KTVE as a weatherman, and host of ‘The Rise and Shine Show' in the stations early years. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Harold was known for his love of Southern Gospel Music and promoting this wonderful music for over 40 years. He also sang in several quartets, led many choirs, youth groups and was well known and loved by many Southern Gospel Artists. He was proud of and loved his grandkids. He had a big heart and helped many people. Many young people have come back to him through the years to say THANKS for pointing them down the right path
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Alice Cox.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years Doris ‘Sue' Hudgens Grimmett of El Dorado, a son Rev. Allen (Cindy) Grimmett, of Junction City, a daughter Nancy (Buster) Norris of El Dorado, along with grandchildren, Jeff (Ashley ) Norris, Angela Norris, Michael Norris, Karen Miller, Katie Grimmett, Nick Chadwick, and a great granddaughter McKenzie Chadwick, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Iron Mountain Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Grimmett and Rev. Jimmy Sayers officiating. Interment will follow in Shiloh Lamartine Cemetery near Waldo, AR. Pallbearers are Jeff Norris, Michael Norris, Nick Chadwick, Michael Brown, Mike Hogg, and Eddie Bolin. Honorary pallbearers are Don Tanner, Randy Dunn, Rick Warren, Jerry Mc Lelland, Frank Mc Lelland, Bill Mc Lelland, KIXB 103, and the many Christian sponsors of ' The Sunday Morning Gospel Radio Program'.
The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 5 pm to 7 pm at Bailey Funeral Home in El Dorado. Memorials may be made to Iron Mountain Baptist Church, 2227 Iron Mountain Road, El Dorado, AR 71730.
Benjiman Franklin Grimmett (1894 - 1974)
Ruby Ellen Staggs Grimmett (1897 - 1978)
Alice Marie Grimmett Cox (1914 - 1992)*
Harold Franklin Grimmett (1927 - 2011)
Created by: Katie Grimmett Jones
Record added: Oct 14, 2011
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