If the 2018 Man of the Year Jerry Grimes could be described in one word, it would be “service”.
Service above self, service for his community, and service for his country.
Grimes had served our country with 2 tours in Vietnam, served across several states, and finally landed in Big Spring as Base Commander at Webb Air Force Base.
Throughout the years, he served as a Boy Scout Leader, an Indian Guide at the YMCA, and even served in the area of aviation as a liaison for the City of Midland Airport and served Big Spring as a representative on the Midland Airport Board.
In addition to his service as a Colonel in the Air Force, he has also been a past President of Rotary, and worked with Mobile Meals for the Council of Aging. He continues to serve as a member of Rotary, a board member for the Hangar 25 Air Museum, and as an elder at First Presbyterian Church.
When asked how he felt to be honored as the 2018 Man of the Year, Grimes stated that he was overwhelmed and he didn’t deserve it, but it was nice.
During the 2019 Chamber Extravaganza it was noted that Grimes had been giving back to those around him for the past 50 years.
(Photo - Jerry Grimes, 2018 Man of the Year, stands with his wife as she holds up his award.)