September 10, 1949 - June 6, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016 11:00 AM Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Fu
Visitation Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at Freshwater, McDonald & Vernon Fu
David Lee Groves, 66, of North Lewisburg, passed away Monday, June 6, 2016 in Eaglewood Village, Springfield with his family.
He was born September 10, 1949 in North Lewisburg, the son of John and Ora (Higgins) Groves. David was a 1968 graduate of West Liberty-Salem High School. He proudly served in the United States Army as a combat medic during the Vietnam War, receiving the AAR medal. He retired from Honda after twenty years of service. He then went to work for Kamp-A-Lott campground working in maintenance. David enjoyed hunting and was a member of Ohio Big Bucks Club. He loved his family and friends and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
David is survived by his wife, Brenda (Short) Groves; his children, Hollie Groves (Dustin Newland), of Marysville, Jamie (Jeff) Perkins of West Mansfied, Clint (Heather) Groves of North Lewisburg, and Tony (Mindy) Groves of Woodstock; his grandchildren, Taylor Holtsberry, Tanner and Avery Perkins, Nevah Winn, and Carson and Ashton Groves; his siblings, Delores (Frank) Hamm of Bellefontaine, Maggie (Gary) Cron of Florida, Jimmy Barnhart of Urbana, Bill (Lavelle) Groves of Michigan, and Walter (Jeanie) of Marysville; his several nieces and nephews including Matt and Kiesha Warner and great nieces and nephews including Zach and Jacob Warner in addition to his beloved dog, “Bug.”
He is preceded in death by his parents, by his in-laws, John and Sylvia Short, by his sister-in laws, Janie Barnhart and Mary Blanton, and his niece, Ashley Campbell.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 in FRESHWATER, MCDONALD & VERNON funeral home, North Lewisburg, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016 in the funeral home with Pastor Paul Mills officiating.
Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, North Lewisburg.
Memorial contributions are respectfully requested to Kindred at Home Hospice, Dayton at 7887 Washington Village Dr #135, Dayton, OH 45459 and Disabled American Veterans at 35 E Chestnut St # 412, Columbus, OH 43215.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
I am a classmate of David’s and want to express my condolences. He was my friend from middle school through high school and will be missed. God Bless the Family
I was sad to hear of Dave’s passing but happy that he will no longer suffer. Prayers of peace and comfort to his family and all those who are suffering from this loss. May God Bless you all and wrap his loving arms around you during this time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! I will miss hearing his stories of the past! He was the most kind and gentle man that I have ever met. May we all learn to live life in the way that this man did. Dave will be sadly missed by all.
Our Deepest Sympathy,
Denelle, Chris, Drue and Kimber Instine