Christopher Alan Grimes

Published 12:07 am Saturday, January 29, 2011

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AHOSKIE – Christopher Alan Grimes, age 23, died Thursday, January 27, 2011.

He was born in Portsmouth, VA on August 8, 1987, the son of Diana Grimes and the late Scott Grimes.

He was a member of Western Branch Community Church in Chesapeake, VA. He graduated from Hertford County High School in 2007 and Roanoke Chowan Community College in 2009. He was a dedicated firefighter and lieutenant with the Union Rural Fire Department. He was a member of the Hertford County Firefighters Association Honor Guard and an active member of the Hertford County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. Christopher was employed by Rivers Correctional Institute.

He is survived by a brother, Billy Atkins; a sister, Amanda Grimes; and his extended family, girlfriend Sarah King, Jim and Wanda King, and Jamie and Melissa King.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Union Baptist Church. Pastor Jimmy Jarell will officiate. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens in Ahoskie.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorials be made to Union Rural Fire Department.

Friends and family may send online condolences to

Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Grimes family.