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Rives Grogan Obituary
On Tuesday, July 8, 2014, Rives M. Grogan Sr. quietly and peacefully went to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. He was surrounded by his loving family and devoted doctors and nurses at a Mansfield hospital. Funeral Mass: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment: 11:15 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Mansfield Funeral Home. Rosary: 7 p.m. Saturday prior to the Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be grandsons Tommy, Sean, John and Rives III and nephews John Grogan, Jim Nicolson, Jamie Grogan, Billy Shea and William Kennedy. Rives was born in Vivian, La., on Feb. 17, 1940. Hes grew up in Shreveport, where he graduated from Byrd High in 1958. He served his country in the United States Navy as an aviation electronic technician from 1960-1964. The Navy is where he met his "Queen of the North," Penny; they celebrated 50 years of marriage May 9, 2014. Rives was a loving husband and father and served the Lord faithfully since 1976. He was a Knight of Columbus and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arlington. Rives' greatest joys came with being surrounded by family and teaching the Bible. Rives has been reunited in our heavenly kingdom with his mother, Edith; father, Dexter Sr.; brothers, Dexter Jr. and John; and grandchild Jonathan. Survivors: His loving wife, Penny; son, Rives Jr. "Rick" and wife, Asa; son, Scott and wife, Faye; daughter, Kim and husband, Jay Cleaves; grandchildren, Tommy, Sean, John, Rives III, Johanna, Maggie and Emily; sister, Kate Kennedy; nieces, Julie Nicolson, Denise Rives and Kassie Collins; nephews, John, Dexter Jr., Jamie and William Kennedy Jr.; and many cousins.
Published in Star-Telegram on July 11, 2014
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