Richard T. Grimm
October 01, 1926 ‒ January 02, 2015
Richard T. Grimm, age 88, of Fredericktown passed away on Friday evening, January 2, 2015, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 1, 1926, in Dover, son of the late Donald T. and Bessie E. (Hughes) Grimm.
Richard was an Army Veteran of WWII and a supporter of the Batemantown United Methodist Church. He was the former co-owner and operator of Grimm’s Flowers in Marion and the founder and former President of the Ohio Mycological Society. Richard taught horticulture for the Tri-Rivers School. He was a member of the F. & A.M. Lodge 70 and the Elks.
Richard is survived by his wife, Phyllis Grimm, whom he married on December 16, 1946; children, Randy (Carolyn) Grimm of Fredericktown, Michelle Conklin of Marion and Laura (Ron Baldwin) Cromley of Utica; grandchildren, Jessica, Megan, Jacob, Erin, Josh, Alisha and Zak; great grandchildren, Alena, Madi, Nolan, Griffin, Ellie and Tucker; and a dear niece, Tina.
In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his sister, Norma J. Stanfield.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service celebrating the life of Richard at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the Snyder Funeral Home, 33 East College St., Fredericktown with Pastor David Spaulding officiating. A private graveside service will be held in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County or Batemantown United Methodist Church in Richard’s memory.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Richard T. Grimm.