Howard “Clyde” Grimet, Jr.

December 6, 1946 - March 16, 2021

Posted 3/22/21

Clyde Grimet passed away at his home on March 16, 2021, at the age of 74, after battling a long illness.

Howard (Clyde) Grimet, Jr. was born on December 6, 1946, in Sealy, Texas, to Mandy Andrews …

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Howard “Clyde” Grimet, Jr.

December 6, 1946 - March 16, 2021

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Clyde Grimet passed away at his home on March 16, 2021, at the age of 74, after battling a long illness.

Howard (Clyde) Grimet, Jr. was born on December 6, 1946, in Sealy, Texas, to Mandy Andrews and Howard Clyde Grimet, Sr. He spent the majority of his life growing up in the Brookshire/Katy area. He graduated from Katy High School in 1965.

He married Carolyn Toman in 1966, and they lived in Katy and Houston until they settled in their home in Brookshire in 1976, where they raised their two children and welcomed their five grandchildren.

Clyde Grimet started his career in law enforcement with Bellaire Police Department in 1969.  After two and a half years, he achieved his dream when he was hired with the Village Police Department. In 1987, he continued his profession with the Sealy Police Department until he was appointed Chief of Police of San Felipe in 1990. In 1996, proud of making a full circle, he came home to his beloved Katy to join the Katy Police Department until he retired in 2016, ending his career as a proud Captain.

During his long career in law enforcement, he delivered two babies and was instrumental in the recovery of “Baby Katy”, who was an infant discarded at birth along a rural fence line in San Felipe, Texas. For his part in her recovery, Governor Bill Clements, Jr., issued Clyde, six officers, and Dr. Cade Nelms a commendation. The commendation read in part, “It is an honor and pleasure to recognize and commend you for your outstanding and genuinely humane efforts to save the life of the girl known as Baby Doe this past September in San Felipe, Texas. Because of your heroic deeds, she is alive and well today.” Clyde considered this his greatest accomplishment.

Clyde is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn; Children, H.C. Grimet, III and wife, Beth; Amanda Grimet Moreno and husband, Keith; Grandchildren, Logan and Conley Grimet; Gavin, Mia and Connor Moreno; Sister, Bliss Mayberry; Nephew, Murrah Mayberry and wife, Mandy; Great nephew and niece, Nicholas and Kennedy Mayberry.

The family would like to thank Clyde’s mentors, Chief Pat Adams and DPS Col. James Wilson for their inspiration in his life. The family also thanks Chief Bill Hastings and the CID staff for their untiring support. May God bless the City of Katy and the Katy Police Department.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021, with Rev. David Dubois officiating.  Interment will follow in Katy Magnolia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Katy Police Association, https://katy-police-officers-association.square.site/

“Veni, vidi, vici" (I came, I saw, I conquered.) - Julius Caesar

To express condolences, please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHome.net

Funeral services held under the direction of:

Schmidt Funeral Home
1344 W. Grand Parkway South
Katy, Texas  77494
(281) 391-2424