1940 "Biff" Fred 2022

"Biff" Fred Dawson Grimes, Jr.

June 7, 1940 — April 7, 2022

Sherwood

“Biff” Fred Dawson Grimes, Jr., 81, of Sherwood passed away on April 7, 2022. He was born June 7, 1940, in Little Rock to Fred Dawson Grimes, Sr. and Bonnie Louise Little Grimes. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1958. Following graduation, he attended Arkansas Tech University in Russellville on a football scholarship. Biff began his career with Campbell 66 Freight in 1964 as a terminal manager. In 1970, he founded Biff’s Coffee Service and worked alongside his wife, Sue, who was his high school sweetheart. He was a football player, and she was a cheerleader. They married in 1958. The family was active in their church, loved going to the lake, and playing basketball. Biff was an avid plant enthusiast.

He was a very outgoing, people loving, competitive salesman, he wouldn’t take no for an answer! He was active in many social and business groups, LREA, president of Kiwanis, established Executive Net in NLR. He was a great enthusiastic leader. After a few years he became the largest coffee service in Arkansas with “Wendys” as one of his national accounts. In 1993 he began roasting his own coffee and that changed his direction from office coffee to wholesale, grocery, warehouse business. He traveled to many states and made many new friends. He and his company went to many coffee conventions all over the country.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Grimes; and grandparents, Willis and Ferby Grimes and Bonnie and Ethel Little all of Little Rock.

Biff is survived by his wife of 63 years, Sue Grimes; children, Steve Grimes and Kelly Edwards and his beloved dog, Tootsie; grandchildren, Maurie Edwards, Dawson Edwards (Michaela), Christian Grimes (Anne), Zachary Grimes (Camille), Sylas Grimes; and a host of many nieces, nephews, and extended family members who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 1:00 PM at Smith North Little Rock Funeral Home with visitation one hour before. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church in Sherwood, Parkhill Baptist Church in North Little Rock, or Kindred Hospice. Online guestbook www.SmithFamilyCares.com

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Smith Family Funeral Home - North Little Rock

1921 Main St, North Little Rock, AR 72114

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