William Earl “Bill” Grimes, 87, died Oct. 29, 2018, in Hutchinson. He was born April 25, 1931, to Albert and Ada Ireland Grimes in Marion, Kansas. He was a graduate of Marion High School and Wichita Barbering College.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1951 to 1955, stationed primarily in Japan.
On Aug. 23, 1959, he married Janet Lee Holub in Marion. She died Nov. 19, 2001.
A barber all his life in the Hutchinson area, Bill spent most years at the 13th and Main Barber Shop and his own shop in the Leon Hotel.
Bill is survived by daughter Sharon Grimes, Pratt; sons Loren and Gary Grimes; granddaughter Amanda Petz; great-grandchildren, Laney and Adrienne Petz, and William Willard; and beloved friend, Frances Ewertz, all of Hutchinson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet, and grandson, William David Grimes.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 700 E. 25th Avenue, Hutchinson, with Pastor Craig Waetke officiating.
Military honors will be conducted by McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard. Friends may sign the book prior to the service at Elliott Mortuary.
Memorials can be made to New Covenant Presbyterian Church in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas 67501.