John Bernard Grimsley

John Bernard Grimsley, 74, of Martinsburg, West Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at his home.

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.

  8 comments for “John Bernard Grimsley

  1. Rosa Henry
    August 29, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. John was a good man. May God bless and comfort you all.

  2. Mary Kibler
    August 30, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Thinking of the Family during this most difficult time

  3. Patsy Miller
    August 30, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Thinking of all of you. John was a very special man, especially to his Uncle Robert.

  4. Geraldine Bushong
    August 30, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I graduated with John at Mosby. He was such a good guy, and served our country well. I enjoyed seeing him at our graduation parties. R I P John, we all will remember you. Sympathy to your family at this very sad time

  5. Pat England
    August 30, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Clotelle, I’m praying for you and your family. God Bless you all.

  6. Tony Shirley Family
    August 31, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Clotelle, Mom, Margie, and I are sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our prayers are with you and the entire family.

  7. Shirley Harper
    September 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Deepest sympathy to John’s family. Went to school with John at Mosby. So sorry for your loss.

  8. Donna Rosenberry
    September 6, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Chloe, with deepest sympathy to you and your family
    Dallas and I were totally shocked to hear about John passing.
    Hold on to the memories.

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