William Tull Grimsley, Jr. ’44

William Tull Grimsley, Jr. ’44, born May 22, 1923, in Greensboro, N.C., died July 20 in Green Valley, Ariz. Son of the late William T. Grimsley and Corinne Justice Grimsley, he is survived by his wife, Esther Nowell Grimsley, 685 LaPosada Cir., Apt. 2004, Green Valley, AZ 85614-5143; sister, Corinne Grimsley Donkle; and many nieces and nephews. Grimsley was a graduate of Davidson and Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. He served in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer in the Pacific during WWII. He practiced solo medicine in Guilford County, N.C., for over 35 years and was a diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice. He served as a volunteer with USAID 1966-67 in Da Nang, South Vietnam, and in a mission hospital in Bangkia, Thailand, in 1979, later serving in the N.C. State Legislature for two years. In addition to the practice of medicine, Grimsley enjoyed bird hunting with his beloved dog Buffy, swimming, golf, and gardening. He retired to Montreat, N.C., and later to Green Valley. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Grimsley Baddar, and his brother, Robert Justice Grimsley.