Benjamin Lyman Grimes, III Born in El Paso, Texas at the Hotel Dieux to Benjamin Lyman Grimes, Jr and Francis Elizabeth Craighead Grimes June 7, 1935 Ben graduated from North Dallas High School in 1953 and attended Texas A&M University, and in 1959 he graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's in Civil Engineering and married the love of his life, Margaret Ann Morrison. Shortly after the wedding, Ben and Peggy moved to Norman, Oklahoma, where he served in the United States Public Health Service for two years from 1959-1961. After two years of public health service, Ben went to work for Dow Chemical, worked toward and achieved his Professional Engineering License. He worked 32 years for Dow Chemical and lived several places, Mount Holly, NJ, Chamblee, GA, Cherry Hill, NJ, Houston, TX, Midland, MI, Kansas City, MO, Dunwoody, GA, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, and Dallas, TX. After retirement Ben and Peggy moved to Sun City (Georgetown, TX) and traveled to England, Scotland, Isle of Man, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy and Maccau. While living in Sun City, Ben volunteered at the Literary Council of Williamson Co and taught ESL (English as a Second Language). He was appointed to the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Board. He also enjoyed being a driver for the Georgetown Caregivers. 11 years ago Ben and Peggy moved to Weaverville, NC. and attended Grace Episcopal Church. Ben loved his family deeply. His hobbies and passions were Golf, Tennis, Playing Bridge, and Texas History. He spent hours on family genealogy as a 6th generation Texan. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Margaret (Peggy) Ann Morrison Grimes, Brother Charles Bowman (Angie) Grimes of Montgomery, TX, Daughters Elizabeth Ann (Thomas) Schieber of Asheville, NC & Barbara Jean (Kevin) Nordlund of Tampa, FL, Son Robert Lawrence Grimes of Asheville, NC Grandchildren, Mary Margaret Newton (Matthew) Cooper, Benjamin Clifford Newton, Kristi Leigh Nordlund (Aaron) Krason, and Eric Russell Nordlund. Three Great Grandchildren, Morgan Ann Cooper, and twins, Logan & Reagan Cooper. After 84 wonderful years, he passed away peacefully in his sleep Thursday, October 3, 2019. Services will be held October 7, 2019 at 2 PM at Grace Episcopal Church. Donations to Grace Episcopal Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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