AL tornado victim’s cherished vest found

Family, friends desperate to find tornado victim’s motorcycle vest

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - The cherished vest of a victim in Sunday’s Lee County tornado has been found.

The family of Marshall Lynn Grimes had been looking for the vest.

Grimes was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association. We have been told that vest has been located.

The CMA vest of Marshall Grimes.
The CMA vest of Marshall Grimes. (Source: WSFA 12 News)

Grimes’ stepdaughter, Brooke Waldrop, said Grimes’ daughter Kayla Grimes was injured in the storm. Waldrop said her stepfather’s fiancée, Sheila Creech, and Kayla’s friend Taylor were also killed in the storm.

Marshall Grimes and fiancée Sheila Creech were among the victims of the Beauregard tornado.
Marshall Grimes and fiancée Sheila Creech were among the victims of the Beauregard tornado.

Kayla Grimes was one of the 90 people injured. She remains hospitalized.

Taylor Thornton (left) and Kayla Grimes (right).
Taylor Thornton (left) and Kayla Grimes (right). (Source: Lynn Grimes Facebook)

The funeral service for Marshall Lynn Grimes is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church. The family has requested that motorcyclists lead the procession.

Marshall Grimes’ last post on Facebook was around 10 a.m. Sunday morning - the day of the storm. In the post he said, “For those it was concerned we’re home safe before the storm getting ready for the cold weather God bless have a marvelous day.”

According to the CMA’s Facebook page, they’ve been around since the mid 1970s and have over 900 chapters across the country, including 20 in Alabama. Its Facebook page says it has over 136,000 applicants.

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