Born Nov. 4, 1915, in Toones, Tenn., son of the late William and Laurie Bushheart Groves, he was a A U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII.
On Sept. 18, 1948, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mollie Brandon, who survives.
Survivors also include three sons, Ron Groves and wife, Virginia and Rick Groves and wife, Retha, all of Kennett and Jack Groves and wife, Vickie, of Gideon, Mo.; one daughter, Debbie Groves, of Bragg City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with James Powell officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Don Key, Danny Brandon, Bill Blankenship, Kevin Forrest, Damon Bush and Lee Atwill.
Honorary pallbearers are Richard Johnson, Floyd Owen and Alfred Sprouse.