of Paragould, AR
February 27, 1922 - May 20, 2022
Troy Lee Rimmer of Paragould, Arkansas, 100, died Friday, May 20, 2022 at Springhill Baptist Health, North Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on February 27, 1922 to John and Alma Rimmer in Connells Point, Arkansas. Mr. Rimmer grew up helping his dad on the farm. At the age of 21, he was drafted into the United States Army. During World War II he fought in the New Guinea Campaign, the Philippines and Japan. After an honorable discharge from the Army, he returned to Phillips County in Arkansas. Later, he moved to Sterling, Illinois where he went to work for Northwest Steele and Wire as a truck driver. Mr. Rimmer retired from Northwest Steele and Wire and moved to Steinhatchee, Florida. He returned to Arkansas and moved to Paragould, where he has lived for the past 19 years. Mr. Rimmer was an active member of the DVA (Disabled Veterans Association) of Jonesboro, Arkansas until health issues prevented him from participating in the DVA projects. He was the Grand Marshall of the 2019 Jonesboro Veteran's Day Parade. Mr. Rimmer was included in the Greene County Tech Veterans Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was aboard the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in 2012. Mr. Rimmer was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Rimmer; parents, John and Alma Rimmer; a son, Jerry Dale Rimmer of Rock Falls, Illinois; a daughter, Marth Gayle Rimmer of Illinois; a stepson, Kenneth Biggers; a brother, Coy Rimmer of West Memphis, Arkansas; three sisters, Christine Holland of Rock Falls, Illinois, Chestine Huckaba of Rock Falls, Illinois and Geneva Hendrix of Rock Falls, Illinois. Mr. Rimmer leaves to mourn his passing, two sons, Terry Lee Rimmer, Jr. (Kathy) of St. Louis, Missouri and Archie Lee Rimmer (Debbie) of Arizona; a step-daughter, Brenda Blakey of North Carolina; a sister, Mildred McClain of Lexa, Arkansas; grandchildren, Billy, Tammy, John, Roger, Lucas and Adam and a host of nieces and nephews. A graveside service for Troy Lee Rimmer will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens on May 23, 2022 at 2 p.m. Brother Lance Madden will officiate. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
So sorry to read of Troy's passing Praying for each of you.
My prayers are with all of you during this season of grief. Love y’all, Mrs. G.
Paw paw My heart is breaking but you are with Mamaw now in Heaven. You will forever be in my heart and soul. I love you so very much ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ love your grand daughter Shelley
So terribly sad to here of Uncle Troy’s passing. He lived a wonderful life and left us all with so many wonderful memories. At least he he is at peace now and is with so many of his family. My prayers are with you all.
My prayers and thoughts are with everyone.
you will be miss to bad could have spent more time together
I have fond memories of you when I was young although I have not seen you I will miss you, my prayers to all your family.
Thoughts and Prayers to ALL. May the wonderful memories you hold help to sustain you at this time. God Bless, Jill
You will be missed by all that knew you Cousin. Thank you, not only for your Military Service but for your positive attitude and love for family and America. I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around your family and give them peace and comfort.
Thank You Mr. Rimmer for your service. I was born in Pine Bluff, but raised in Helena, AR. Blessings to you and family.
So sorry for the loss of such a great manSending love and hugs during this time of mourning. Heaven gained a precious one. Uncle Troy will surely be missed...With Sympathy,Victoria McClain-Flowers
We all will miss you soooooo much Uncle Troy I’ll never forget all the memories I have of you ❤️
Thank you sir for your service to this country and your community
Love all of u wish I could be there ❤️❤️❤️❤️
We love and will miss our Uncle and we're blessed to have so many memorys
Rest in peace Mr rimmer you will be greatly missed by many friends and family. Dakota and I will greatly miss you and we loved you dearly. Fly high
Prayers for Mr. Rimmer’s family and friends.
So sorry for the lost of y'alls loved one