Thomas F. Grimes, III, a University of Redlands graduate who recently returned to Calimesa from a 10-year mission in Tirana, Albania, died on Dec. 19, 2020. He was 51.

Born on Sept. 30, 1969, in Corona to Thomas and Carol Grimes, he graduated from Yucaipa High School in 1987 and the University of Redlands in 2000.

He had just begun serving as assistant principal at Wildwood Christian Academy.

His wife of 29 years, Julie; daughters Ella Grimes Soo Hoo and her husband Ethan, and Claire Grimes and Hope Grimes; parents Tom and Carol Grimes of Calimesa; brother Kevin Grimes of Oregon; and sister, Rebecca Mintz of Washington, survive him.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Wildwood Calvary Chapel in Yucaipa.