Lester E. Grinnings, Jr. 72 of Riverside passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Rhode Island Hospital. He was the husband of Linda J. (Santos) Grinnings. Born in Washington, D.C. he was a son of the late Lester E. and Alice (Breeden) Grinnings. Besides his wife he leaves one daughter, Amanda M. Fournier and her husband Michael, one son, Lester E. Grinnings, III and his wife Jennifer, one sister, Linda Gae Ward and five grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Timothy Grinnings. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours Tuesday 5-8. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Autism Project of RI, 1516 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919 would be appreciated.