William Allen Grimstead
William Allen Grimstead
  • December 25, 1949 - December 25, 2017
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Virginia Beach - William Allen Grimstead, passed away on his 68th birthday Dec. 25, 2017. Allen would share with others that he was a special person because he was born on Jesus' birthday. He truly was a special person who dedicated his life to service. He served his country in the US Navy and was a firefighter at the Oceana Naval Base retiring as Captain.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Rebecca L. Grimstead; sons, Christopher Allen Grimstead and wife Allison and Timothy Lewis Grimstead and wife Rachel; daughters, Sarah Grimstead Cotten and husband Jeffrey, Hannah Rebekah Grimstead and husband Scotty, and Rachel Grimstead Floyd and husband Jeremy; step-daughter, Suzanne Dixon and husband Adam; sister, Janet G. Simons; nephew, Clyde William Simons Jr.; best friend, neighbor, and cousin, Robert Warren Dixon; and 13 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thurs. Dec. 28, 2017 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Kempsville. A service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Fri. Dec. 29, 2017 at Knotts Island United Methodist Church, Knotts Island, NC. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer Association. You may offer condolences to the family at www.smithandwilliamskempsville.com.