Johnny Franklin Grimmer, 78, of Fayetteville and formerly of Pender County, NC left this earthly life for his eternal rest on June 21, 2018.
He was born on February 18, 1940 in Craven County, NC and was the son of the late Harry Albert and Bercha Adell Gilbert Grimmer. He was also predeceased by his brother, Albert "Al" Grimmer.
Johnny proudly served his country in the US Air Force for 22 years, serving in Vietnam two different segments of his military career. After retirement from the Air Force he continued to serve his community as a Wallace Police Officer and Pender County Deputy.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving daughter, Karen Grimmer Russo of Wetumpka, Alabama; his six grandchildren, Adam, Rachel, David, Joshua, Christianna and Gianna Russo; his brother, Harry C. Grimmer and wife, Elise of Charlotte; sisters, Bertie Brown and husband, Hershall of Jacksonville and Joyce Matthews of New Bern; former wife and best friend, Annette Grimmer Hammond and husband, Clyde of Fayetteville and numerous extended family and friends.
Johnny was a loving father and caring brother who loved his family dearly. With a love for his country he served without hesitation to help preserve our freedom. He enjoyed law enforcement and working with people. Before Alzheimer’s took over Johnny’s life, he gave his heart to Jesus, was baptized and joined Holly Ridge Church of God. Since his new birth, Johnny was never the same. He loved his family more than ever, loved his Lord and served Him to the best of his ability. Johnny’s family is grateful to God for his life and for the new life he now has with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Funeral service will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Wallace Chapel with the Reverend Stephen Dupree officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial will follow with full military honors at Riverview Memorial Park in Watha, NC.
You may share your memories and send condolences to the family by selecting our "Guestbook" above.
Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wallace, NC
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Annette Applewhite lit a candle on Jun 23 2018 07:41:14 AM
My heart hurts for you all in this time of great loss. I praise God that Johnny is celebrating in Heaven today.i will always remember Johnny's smile & how friendly & loving he was. May God give you all peace & comfort today & the days to come.
Submitted by Jeanie Taylor on Jun 23 2018 04:51:42 AM
I have many great memories from when Mr. Grimmer lived in Willard. He will be missed
Submitted by sammy marshburn on Jun 22 2018 05:23:21 PM
A proud man who served his country well & went one step above protecting and serving citizens in law enforcement. I remember Johnny so well in our days running up and down the "4 lane" in Wallace. RIP Officer Grimmer..
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