- August 21, 2018
Larry A. Grimes, 83, of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018. A lifelong resident of Winter Garden, he was born on May 26, 1934, to Lee A. Grimes and Mable Dillard Grimes.
J.L. Dillard, his grandfather, was one of the founders of Winter Garden.
Larry was the owner of L.A. Grimes Realtors Agency, which his father began in Winter Garden in 1943. He was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church Choir for more than 50 years, and he was a long-time member of the Winter Garden Rotary Club with 53 years of perfect attendance.
He loved to play tennis, cook and travel the back roads of Florida. He also enjoyed history and was very active in the Winter Garden Heritage Museum and has furnished many of its pictures.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Harriette; his sons, Larry Grimes Jr., Marc (Karen) Grimes and Lee (Suzanna) Grimes; by his grandchildren, Ashlee, Katie, Jason and Justin; and by his great-grandchildren, Cheyenne, Hadlee, Hunter, Mattie, Reese and Dillard.
A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, 125 N. Lakeview Ave. Casual attire requested. Memorials may be made in memory of Mr. Grimes to Rotary International, which works to eradicate polio, or to the First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden. Arrangements entrusted to Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, Winter Garden. baldwinfairchild.com.