Alton, IL


Billy W. Grimsley

Billy W. Grimsley, 92, passed away 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.

Born February 28, 1925 in Alton, he was the son of John and Marie (Whittaker) Grimsley.

Billy had retired as a foreman after 40 years at the Olin Corporation in East Alton.

On December 7, 1943 in Glasgow, he married Eldora Blair. She died on June 20, 2011.

Surviving are two daughters, Sandra Grimsley of Bethalto, Carolyn (Terry) Angleton of Wood River; two grandchildren, Kristy (Brad) Wiegand, Kelly Tungett; five great grandchildren, Jacob (Brittney) Watkins, Taylor Wiegand, Austin Tungett, Sam Tungett, Morgan Wiegand; and two great-great grandchildren, Evander and Ezra Watkins.

Preceding in death were his parents; wife; two brothers, Richard and Samuel Grimsley; and sister, Lulu Belle Jones.

Private services and burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto with Walter McCaslin officiating.

Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.


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