Gordon Grymes, 77 of Lolita, joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday November 5, 2019 following a brief illness. He was born in Houston, Texas on March 4, 1942 to William A. Grymes and Marguerite Calvert Grymes and grew up on the family land in the Aldine area, graduating from Aldine High School in 1960. He attended a trade school becoming a journeyman bricklayer. He was more attracted to farm life in rice fields where he worked during high school during summer breaks and weekends, and caught the attention of a farmer's blonde daughter. he married Billie Liere on June 12, 1966 in St. John's Lutheran Church in Cypress, Texas and began his farming career which later evolved into owning and operating oilfield semis. Their three children spent many hours riding the tractor, combine, and semi with him. Gordon was an early active member of Cy-Fair Volunteer Fire Department, serving as a station captain and department treasurer. His idea of a vacation was taking the family to the deer lease, where they spent many happy hours around the campfire or the long homemade table in the kitchen. Later he ventured into hunting trips in west Texas and New Mexico. His pride and joy was his loving wife, his three children, eight grandchildren and his old dog Pete. After moving to Jackson Count, here e became a member of the JC Fair Association, a member and elder of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Edna, and a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Wharton. Recently, he and Billie requested to become a part of the Redeemer Lutheran fellowship.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sister, Joann Laughlin, and brother W C "Bubba" Grymes and nephew, Bill Grymes. He is survived by his wife, sons; Charlie and Lorissa Grymes of Inez, Derol and Michelle Grymes of East Bernard, and Melanie and Eric Brown of Austin, eight grandchildren, Celia, Calyn, Lane, Douglas, and Ella Grymes, Luke, Avery, and Reagan Brown, nieces and nephews.
Services will be Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 504 Dugger St. in Edna, Texas. Visitation from 9:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 504 Dugger St. Edna, TX 77957, St. John Lutheran Church, 614 Pecan, Wharton, TX 77488, or the Industrial Education Foundation, P. O. Box 369, Vanderbilt, TX 77991.
Services have been entrusted to Russell Todish of Slavik Funeral Home, 209 N. Allen Street, Edna, TX 77957, 361-782-2152.
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