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A funeral for MSgt. Richard A. Grimstead, Sr. (USAF-ret.), 73, of Gulfport, Miss., was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport. He died March 10, 2016.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Lee Grimstead; his parents, Walter and Harriet Grimstead, and a brother, Robert Grimstead.

He was a native of Mathews County.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired as a Master Sergeant with 20 years of service. He then worked as an instructor at KAFB in the Electronics and Avionics Division.

Survivors include his son, Rick Grimstead; a sister, Selena Gray of Mathews, and three grandchildren.