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Sammy Lee Grimes

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Sammy Lee Grimes, 63, of Tool, passed away with his beloved wife Leanne at his side Feb. 5, 2020. He was born  Oct. 11, 1956, in McKinney, to the home of Woodrow Wilson Grimes and Clara Inez Boydston.
He met and married Leanne Smith in 2005 and lived in McKinney, until 2014 when they retired to lake life at Cedar Creek Lake. Sammy started his career by driving a combine at age nine with his family and retired a Master Electrician at the Dallas Convention Center as HVAC/Plumbing Manager.  
Sam was a faithful member of his church, a Mason, a member of the HAM Radio Club and an accomplished cook.  Sam made everyone’s life better by knowing him.
He is survived by his wife Leanne Smith Grimes, son Jimmy Ray Grimes, mother Clara Inez Grimes, sister Jimmye Inez Sessions, nephews Anthony Sessions, Steve Grimes, Mike Thomas and Joseph Thomas and nieces Cristina Stone and Lori Carico as well as a large extended family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020  at Providence Baptist Church in Tool with Pastor Stephen Palmer officiating. Visitation for friends and family will follow.
Memorial donations can be made to American Kidney Fund and the Tool Food Pantry in care of the Providence Baptist Church.
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