Reverend Travis Edgar Grimsley, left his earthly home and entered his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the age of 77.
Born on May 27, 1945 in Scotts Hill, TN, he was the son of the late E.J. and Irona Grimsley. He later met and married the love of his life, Cynthia Pierce, who this year celebrated 51 years of marriage.
Reverend Grimsley pastored for over thirty years and helped build New Life United Pentecostal Church in Jackson, TN. Before becoming a pastor, he worked at Conalco and also worked independently for several years as a master electrician. He proudly served in the National Guard. The last two decades of his life was dedicated to building and maintaining Lake Benson Christian Camp, cultivating relationships with children and youth who spent their summers there.
He was on the UPC National Board for Children’s Ministry for twenty years and served as a Tennessee UPC Minister of Comfort, assisting in ministers’ funerals across the state. His legacy will be his faithful devotion to his church, family, and friends, and the immense kindness and generosity he had for others.
Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memories are his loving wife, Cynthia; son, Gregory Grimsley and wife Rene of Burns, TN; brother, Jerry Grimsley (Pat) of Jackson, TN, and grandchildren, Millicent, Miles and Mason Grimsley.
SERVICES: Reverend Grimsley’s Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, November 21, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at the New Life United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Glen Thompson, Rev. Doug Ellingsworth, Rev. Ron Brown, Rev. Walter Droke, and Rev. Marty Johnson officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and again on Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Gardens.
The service will be webcast at newlifejackson.com.
Per the family, memorial donations may be directed to Lake Benson Christian Camp, 6200 Hwy 100, Bon Aqua, TN 37025 or the New Life United Pentecostal Church of Jackson, 387 Lawrence Switch Road, Jackson, TN 38305 or online newlifejackson.com/giving.
Arrington Funeral Directors 148 W. University Parkway Jackson, TN 38305