Larry A. Grimmett, 63, of Blackfoot passed away June 26, 2011, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a long illness.
Larry was born on May 5, 1948, in John Day, Ore., to Elden Grimmett and Ethel Sims Grimmett Savage.
He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Cypress, Calif., and then served in the United States Army in Vietnam.Â
Larry worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a carman welder for 30 years.Â
Larry was an avid sportsman, enjoying fishing at Clark Canyon Reservoir and hunting with his boys and best friend, Gary Laird. He also enjoyed trapshooting with some of his many friends.
Larry is survived by his wife Juanita of Blackfoot; mother Ethel Savage of Blackfoot; two sons, Justin and Eldon (Stacy), both of Blackfoot; daughter Jamie (Rob) Miekel of Alpine, Wyo.; stepchildren, LaeLoni Prescott, Stephanie (Troy) Perry and Travis (Amy) Jones, all of Chubbuck; sister Carol Bradley of Golden Valley, Ariz.; brother Frank Grimmett of Dolen Springs, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Grimmett; stepfather Bob Savage; stepbrother Buddy Bradley; grandparents, May and Chester Grimmett and Sam and Minnie Sims; and two stepsons, Brad Jones and Bobby Prescott.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2011, at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot.Â Family will meet with friends and relatives for one hour prior to services at the funeral home.Â Interment will follow at the Grove City Cemetery.Â
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Broken Clay Trap Club, c/o Bob Wagstaff, 1355 Fairway, American Falls, Idaho 83211.Â
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.