Brian James “BJ” Grimes

August 22, 1986 – May 5, 2019

Brian James “BJ” Grimes

      Brian James “BJ” Grimes, son of Jimmy Grimes of Cape Coral, Florida and Lisa Heaton Rieffer of Dudley, Missouri, was born on August 22, 1986 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and departed this life on May 5, 2019 at his residence in Dudley at the age of 32 years.

     BJ graduated from Dexter High School in 2005 and he was a former Offensive Lineman for the Dexter Bearcat Football team.  In 2005, he was awarded Class 3, 2nd Team, All State, Offensive Lineman; 1st Team, SEMO Conference, Offensive Lineman; and 1st Team, Class 3, District 2, Offensive Lineman.  Since graduating high school, he worked in the commercial construction industry.

     In addition to his father, Jimmy, and his mother, Lisa, he is survived by his son, Mason Grimes of Bloomfield, Missouri; by Mason’s mother, Jennifer Zoll; by two brothers, Eric Grimes and Dustin Mitchell, both of Dexter, Missouri; by one sister, Ashley Jackson and by his paternal grandmother, Ruth L. Grimes of Dudley, Missouri.

     He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents.

     Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, May 10, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. Tim Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Dudley Cemetery.

     Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.