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Billy L. Groves


1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Billy Lee Groves, 85, Union, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018.

Billy, son of the late Roy Groves and wife Mabel, nee Rider, was born Dec. 1, 1932, in Iberia. He received his education in Iberia and graduated from Iberia High School. Billy served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, from April 2, 1953, to January 1955. He was united in marriage to Shirley Brockes Jan. 29, 1977, in Fenton. The couple made their home in Fenton and moved to the Union area in 1998. Billy was employed as a machinist with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft for 42 years and retired from there in 1997. Billy was a member of The Ridge Church in Villa Ridge and also was a member of Washington V.F.W. Post 2661.

Billy is survived by his wife, Shirley Groves, Union; two daughters, Patricia Groves, Minnesota state, and Susan Wibbenmeyer, Kirkwood; one son, Christopher Groves, Kirkwood; one grandchild; three step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Maxine Smith.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 11 a.m. at The Ridge Church, Villa Ridge, with Pastor Roger Johnson officiating.

Burial, with full military honors, was in Sunset Cemetery, Pacific, Tuesday, Sept. 11, at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the .

The Groves family was served by Oltmann Funeral Home, Union.
Published in The Missourian on Sept. 15, 2018
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