A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 10 AM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with Edgar Morris Shirley officiating. Burial will follow in Orlean Cemetery in Orleans, Virginia.
Mr. Grimsley lived most of his life in the Shenandoah Valley area and spent six years in Colorado. He was the son of John S. Grimsley and Linda Georgianna Davis Grimsley. He was born in Romney, West Virginia on June 7, 1945.
John Graduated from Mosby High School in 1963. Following graduation he served four years in the Air Force Presidential Honor Guard and joined the Fairfax County Police Department in 1969, retiring in 1988.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Clotelle; two daughters, Lisa Mauck (James) and Linda Smedley (Christopher) both of Front Royal; sister, Cindy Wilkins (Lincoln) of Kissimmee, Florida; six grandchildren, Matthew, Ashley, Brandon, Hunter, Evan and Preston and ten great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepmother and brother, Bill.
The family will receive friends on Monday, September 2, 2019 from 7 to 9 PM at the funeral home.
There will be a luncheon at the Front Royal Moose Lodge following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Fairfax County Police Honor Guard Gift Fund, 12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035 or to Hospice of the Panhandle in Martinsburg, West Virginia.