He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Herron Groves; son and daughter-in-law, Charley and Kelli Groves; grandson, Kacey Groves; and one sister, Betty Sue Billitz of Mobile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alonzo Vernon and Clara Brown Groves; brothers, Billy, Wallace, John and Ike; and sisters, Wanda, Louise and Doris.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 from 10 a.m. until noon with a memorial service at noon at Kilgore-Green Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to Oakman Methodist Church, P.O. Box 324, Oakman, AL 35579.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the compassion and professionalism of the nurses and administrators of Comfort Care Hospice.