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David Grimes Was Radford Sports Editor

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David Curtis Grimes Jr., 54, of Radford, formerly of the Rockbridge area, died Sunday, June 30, 2014, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

He was the sports editor for the News-Messenger and Radford News Journal, co-creator and co-content coordinator for and a long-time umpire for youth and adult sports. He formerly worked as a reporter and sports writer for The Rockbridge Weekly.

He was born Nov. 24, 1959, in Lynchburg, a son of the late Katherine Everette Wooldridge and David Curtis Grimes. He was a 1978 graduate of Amherst High School.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 8, at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. Mullins Funeral Home in Radford handled the arrangements.