Deputy Sheriff Billy Ray Grimsley
Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office, Virginia
End of Watch: Sunday, February 3, 2013
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident
Date of Incident: December 7, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Bill Watson
Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office
701 Crawford Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: (757) 393-8210
Deputy Sheriff Billy Grimsley succumbed to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on December 7th, 2012, after representing his agency in the Poquoson Christmas Parade. He was returning to Portsmouth when he was involved in an accident while riding his department motorcycle.
Deputy Grimsley had served with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office for over 15 years as both an auxiliary deputy and full time deputy. He is survived by his wife, daughter, son, sister, and three brothers.
Billy Ray Grimsley, 59, of the 600 block of Elmhurst Lane died Sunday, February 3, 2013 in a Portsmouth hospital. A native of Corpus Christi, TX, he was a deputy with the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Department.
Survivors include his wife, Robin M. Grimsley; a daughter, Kimberly Grimsley Boone and husband Steven J. of Suffolk; a son, Nicholas James Grimsley and his fiancée Emily Holland of Suffolk; a sister, Janice Sandefur of Chesapeake; three brothers, David and Richard Grimsley, both of Portsmouth and Dan Grimsley of Suffolk.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 7, in Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and following the graveside service at 2629 Greenwood Dr., Ports. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Dept. Auxiliary Fund.