Forrest Wilson Grimes, 26, died in a car crash Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, in Bowie, Texas. Memorial service was set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 at Wade Family Funeral Home in Arlington. Forrest was born in Arlington, on Feb. 26, 1991, the son of Suzanne and Gary Grimes. He grew up in Coppell, Texas. He played many sports as a child including soccer, baseball, and basketball, and played football with the Coppell Youth Football Association, where his dad coached him for many years. He continued playing football while at Coppell Middle School North. After graduating from Coppell High School in 2009, he attended Texas Tech University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts – Journalism degree in 2013. He since, has worked for several news organizations primarily covering high school sports, including the Lamb County Leader-News, The Pampa News, Moore County News-Press, Seguin Gazette, and most recently the Bowie News. Forrest was passionate about all Texas Tech athletics, and spent many hours in conversation and debate on social media discussing his Red Raiders. After relocating to Seguin, Forrest adopted the UT San Antonio Roadrunners football team as his own. Forrest was preceded in death by his grandmother, Marianne Hoag. He is survived by his parents, Suzanne and Gary Grimes; a brother, Hayden Grimes; grandparents, Wilson Hoag and Linda and Robert Grimes; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives in Texas and California.

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