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Johnnie Lee Grimsley

Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, Evans Miller Guinn Chapel for Johnnie Lee Grimsley of Exeter. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21, Evans Miller Guinn Chapel. Burial will follow at the Exeter District Cemetery.

Johnnie Lee Grimsley went to his Eternal and Heavenly reward on Monday, Nov. 12, at the age of 92.

Johnnie was born in Caraway, Ark. in 1920.

He was married for 67 years to Daisy Bailey until she passed away in April of 2011. They moved to Exeter in 1945 where they raised their three children. Johnnie was a rancher in the Exeter area. He faithfully attended the Exeter Assembly of God Church, First Assembly of God of Visalia, and the Tulare First Assembly of God. He committed his life to Christ in 1947 and served the Lord faithfully ever since. He spent a number of years in the ministry, building a church in Gila Bend, Ariz. in 1955.

Johnnie was a friendly and generous man who made friends wherever he went. He was most proud of his family and loved his loyal dog Hercules. Each season he loved growing beautiful tomatoes and enjoyed building bird houses.

His son Dennis Dean Grimsley preceded Johnnie’s death.

He is survived by his sons, John Grimsley and wife Barbara of Visalia, Eddie Grimsley and wife Cindy of Exeter; and daughter, Jeanne Lansford and husband Mike of Visalia. Johnnie also had nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.evansmillerguinnchapel.com.

Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

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