Goldie (Garver) Grimsley

Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:41 am

Goldie (Garver) Grimsley, 92, was born Nov. 18, 1920, in Roscoe to Jessie Garver and Ida Potter. In 1936 she married Orville Lee Grimsley of El Dorado Springs. They had three children – Pat, Donna and Gary.

She was a wonderful mother, homemaker and an active partner to Orville in their home construction and masonry businesses in El Dorado Springs. While Orville served in WW II, she oversaw the Billiards Hall they owned on Main Street.

Her kindness and sweetness was evidenced throughout her life by the care and love she gave unconditionally to her family and friends. After Orville passed away, Goldie moved to be near her daughter, Donna, in Lee’s Summit. She later moved to Florida to be near her son, Gary, and family.

She passed away quietly with family by her side and in the early morning of Dec. 16, 2012, she went to be with the Lord and her husband.

Goldie was preceded in death by her husband, Orville; her parents; a sister, Jewell; a brother, Jack; and a grandchild, Christie Ann.

She is survived by her daughter, Pat Baker, and husband, Tellmo – San Angelo, TX; daughter, Donna Childress, and husband, Gary – Orlando, FL; son, Gary Grimsley, and wife Tracy – Fernandina Beach, FL; granddaughter, Shelly (Childress) Eager – Columbia, TN; grandson, Troy Baker – San Angelo, TX; granddaughter, Amber (Baker) Rodgers – San Angelo, TX; grandson, Mark Baker – San Angelo, TX; granddaughter, Gina (Grimsley) Brewer – Rose Hill, KS; granddaughter, Debbie (Grimsley) Lelekis – Melbourne, FL; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by services at 11 a.m. Rev. Brent Bland will officiate. Burial will be in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.

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