Richard A. Grymes, 78

Richard A. Grymes, 78, of Wampum passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at the Butler VA Community Living Center following a courageous 50 year battle with MS.

Born February 6, 1942 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Amos and Gertrude Harris Grymes . He was married to Shirley Wilson Grymes who survives.

Richard was a graduate of Wampum High School, Class of 1960. He was a Veteran of the United States Air Force and belonged to the American Legion Post # 749 in Wampum. He retired after 32 years from Medusa/Cemex Cement. An active member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton, he served as a trustee and former treasurer. Richard loved God and attending church. He was an avid Pirate and Steelers fan, and enjoyed the casino. He was a kind and loving husband to his wife, and an amazing father to his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years Shirley; three sons, Richard (Candace) Grymes, Ronald (Amy) Grymes, Rodney Grymes; daughter, Renee Grymes; nine grandchildren, Brittni, Ronald II, Aaron, Alex, Sara, Micah, Rodney II, Hannah, and Dante Grymes; two great grandchildren, Kayden Grymes and Eva Constant; three Godchildren, Larraine Ashby, and Robin and Jody Scott.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 27, 2020 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the First Baptist Church-Chewton. His Pastor Rev. Eric Board will officiate. Military Rites will be observed by the New Castle Veteran’s Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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10 thoughts on “Richard A. Grymes, 78

  1. We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful husband, father and a friend to so many. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
    Our deepest sympathies to the family.
    RIP Mr. Grymes

  2. Renee, I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Susan Dando

  3. Renee and Family, sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Laurel (Stoops) Rae and Family

  4. I am very sorry to hear about your loss he was a very good friend and will be missed dearly I spent many days growing up at there house with his family and visiting when i was growing up I send my prayers and deepest thoughts to renew and his family

  5. To Mr Grymes,family. Please accept our condolences for your loss, His heavenly reward is well deserved. Sincerely Pam and Tom Hrycko

  6. So sorry to hear of the news that Richard has passed. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. I know he will be sadly missed. He was a great man and I’m proud to have know him. May God bless you and your family. Godspeed!

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