Robert L. Grimsley was born August 5, 1939 to his parents Alonzo and Lula Grimsley in Abbeville, Alabama. Affectionately known as Grim, Robert attended Abbeville Junior High School and later relocated to East Chicago, IN and was employed at Inland Steel as a skilled labor worker. Later, he met and married Dolly. Robert loved to listen to music and will be missed dearly.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents Alonzo and Lula Grimsley; son Robert Reynolds Grimsley; sisters Annie Culver and Martha Rose Grimsley and brother Pat Grimsley. He leaves to cherish his memories his son Keith (Zakiea) Cleveland; sisters Doris (Bob) Hamilton and Josephine (Comer, deceased) Baker; grandchildren Andre (Lois) Walker Grimsley, Latisha (Ismael) Reeves-Toreis, great-grandchildren DeAndre Walker, Jaleicia Reynolds and Daquaris Reynolds; nieces Latina Readus, Blondell (Kenneth) Taylor, Janice (Bernie, deceased) and Dena Baker Brooks; nephews Lamar (Jewel) Grimsley, Gregory (Pressie) Culver, Mickey (Deborah) Baker and a host of other family and friends.