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Coy C. Grimmett

November 29, 1936 - September 28, 2008

SPRINGFIELD – Coy C. Grimmett Sr., 71, of Springfield died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine.

He was born Nov. 29, 1936, in Palmyra, the son of Kenneth H. and Pearl R. Wiser Grimmett. He married Joyce Kathy Gibbs on March 16, 1963. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Elissa Michele Grimmett.

Mr. Grimmett had been a park ranger for the National Park Service at Lincoln’s Home Historical Site in Springfield and Lincoln’s boyhood home in Indiana.

He was a member of Southside Christian Church and a member of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War on the USS Dortch. He loved spending time with family, traveling and was an avid Civil War history buff. He was a loving, caring, compassionate man who will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce Kathy Grimmett; three daughters, Debbie (husband, Mike) Bolash of Divernon, Laura (husband, Nathan) Schnautz of Louisville and Cara (husband, Douglas Reynolds) Grimmett of Hurricane, Utah; two sons, Coy (wife, Michele) Grimmett Jr. of Palmyra and Kenneth James Grimmett of Springfield; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Holloway of Girard; a brother, Albert L. (wife, Norma) Grimmett of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial gathering will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Staab Funeral Home with an additional memorial gathering from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Southside Christian Church. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Southside Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Chitwood officiating, followed by honors conducted by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southside Christian Church, Pine Haven Christian Children’s Ranch or Wayne Meece’s Team Expansion Outreach Department.

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