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.