Lawrence F. "Jr." Groves, 79, Grandview, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo. He was born March 20, 1928, in Kansas City Kan., to Lawrence and Josephine Johnston Groves.
"Jr." was a school bus driver in Nevada, for six years prior to moving to the Kansas City area in 1983. He was a security officer for Unity Village until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially dancing.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Loretta York Groves, of the home; one son, Gary Groves, Grandview; one daughter, Connie S. Whitney, Grandview; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Lee Groves, Lansing, Kan.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Moore Cemetery in Nevada.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, at McGilIey & George Funeral Home in Graridview.
The family will receive friends at Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada, on Tuesday, Nov. 20, between noon and 2 p.m.
The family suggests that memorials may be made in his honor to the American Lung or American Cancer Societies.
Arrangements are under the direction of McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd.. Grandview. MO 64030 (816) 966-0250