Funeral services for James Ray Groves Sr., age 73 of Shirley, will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 10 A.M. at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at North Hopkins Cemetery with Chris Trout, Preston Groves, Randy Ridner, Kolton Groves, Chester Knox and Doug McCool serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 from 6-8 p.m., at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
James passed away Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his daughter’s residence. He was born on November 12, 1943 in Hopkins County, the son of Carl Clifton and Idabell (Rogers) Groves. James served in the Army, was of the Baptist faith and a retired contractor.
He is survived by his daughters, Melanie Teer and husband Mike, Stacey Simon and husband Kevin, Haley Groves and husband Lee; sons, James Groves Jr and wife Beronica, Jason Groves and wife Kristi; grandchildren, Chris Trout, Carmen Trout, Bennaditto Groves, Miranda Groves, Aaliyah Groves, Charles Groves, Preston Groves, Kolton Groves, Amanda Ridner, Jammee Groves, Jena Simon, Katelyn Simon, Syndi Groves and Ethan Groves; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Joyce Goldsmith and husband Jimmy Don; brother, Kenneth Groves; sister, Tammy Groves Lichtenstein and husband Brian of Marble Falls, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Clifton Mearle Groves.
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