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Walter Leon Grimes

October 16, 1926 — February 11, 2023


Walter Leon Grimes, age 96, of Salem, passed from this life on February 11, 2023, at home on the farm.

Walter was born October 16, 1926, on the family farm.  He was the youngest of the four sons born to Benjamin Franklin and Neva Parker Grimes.  He married Helen Louise Pitts on September 6, 1954.  She preceded him in death, as did his parents and brothers, James, Robert and Marvin.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Scotty) Martin, Salem; grandsons, Ben (Tiffany) Martin, Salem and Luke Martin, Indianapolis.

Walter was a 1944 graduate of Salem High School and was a member of the Blue River Friends (Quaker) Church, Cecil Grimes American Legion Post #41, the Oldsmobile Club of America and Random Rydes Car Club.

He owned and operated Walt’s Auto Mart in Salem for many years.

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1944-1946.

He loved his family and automobiles, especially Oldsmobiles.

A graveside service and memorial will be held at a later date.

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