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David Allen Groves

March 2, 1941 ~ November 28, 2020 (age 79)

Obituary

David Allen Groves passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 79.  He was born to Warren and Ella Groves in Springfield, MO on March 2, 1941.

David was one of six children, raised to work hard and be productive from a young age.  After graduation from Pleasant Hope HS, he joined the US Air Force at age17 and served 4 years as a medic.  He was stationed in Maine for one year and in England for 3 years.  Returning to the states, David served as a police officer in Springfield, MO, married Carole Pickering of Willard, MO, and started a family.  In the summer of 1966, he launched his ultimate career and joined Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  In early fall 1974, David relocated his family to Bolivar, MO and remained steadfast for the duration of his children’s childhood years.  David made a final move to Nevada, MO in 1987 where he was promoted from corporal to sergeant before choosing to retire at the age of 55.  David served 30 years on the MSHP, from October 1966 to September 1996. 

Despite all of David’s accomplishments, his most cherished was his acceptance of Christ.  David was in his fifties when he was baptized into the body of Christ and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ family in Ft. Scott, KS, where he regularly attended.

David spent his remaining years in Nevada, making many strong friendships in the area.  He loved to help people.  When he was not working his patrol job and long into retirement, he would spend his spare time building wheelchair ramps, fixing things for people, visiting nursing homes, mowing lawns and studying the Word.  He absolutely loved mowing on his zero-turn mower.  No question, David was a caring man who valued authority and structure, lent a helping hand to anyone in need, never expecting anything in return.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George “Edward” Jackson and wife Virginia and Larry Groves and wife Barbara and brother-in-law Larry Bonner.  He leaves behind a son, Stephen Groves (Robin), and daughters, Sandra Barlow and Allison Daniels (Aaron).  David was blessed with six grandchildren, Christopher Barlow (Jamie), Miranda Groves Snider (Austin), Ashlee Barlow, Marshall Groves, Lydia Daniels, and Grant Daniels, along with two great grandchildren, Lincoln Barlow and Lynnlee Snider.  He is also survived by siblings, Carolyn Bonner, James Groves (Judy), and Linda Gillham (Stan), along with several nieces and nephews.

David Allen Groves passed away on November 28, 2020 at the age of 79.  He was born to Warren and Ella Groves in Springfield, MO on March 2, 1941.

David was one of six children, raised to work hard and be productive from a young age.  After graduation from Pleasant Hope HS, he joined the US Air Force at age17 and served 4 years as a medic.  He was stationed in Maine for one year and in England for 3 years.  Returning to the states, David served as a police officer in Springfield, MO, married Carole Pickering of Willard, MO, and started a family.  In the summer of 1966, he launched his ultimate career and joined Troop D of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  In early fall 1974, David relocated his family to Bolivar, MO and remained steadfast for the duration of his children’s childhood years.  David made a final move to Nevada, MO in 1987 where he was promoted from corporal to sergeant before choosing to retire at the age of 55.  David served 30 years on the MSHP, from October 1966 to September 1996. 

Despite all of David’s accomplishments, his most cherished was his acceptance of Christ.  David was in his fifties when he was baptized into the body of Christ and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ family in Ft. Scott, KS, where he regularly attended.

David spent his remaining years in Nevada, making many strong friendships in the area.  He loved to help people.  When he was not working his patrol job and long into retirement, he would spend his spare time building wheelchair ramps, fixing things for people, visiting nursing homes, mowing lawns and studying the Word.  He absolutely loved mowing on his zero-turn mower.  No question, David was a caring man who valued authority and structure, lent a helping hand to anyone in need, never expecting anything in return.

David was preceded in death by his parents, brothers George “Edward” Jackson and wife Virginia and Larry Groves and wife Barbara and brother-in-law Larry Bonner.  He leaves behind a son, Stephen Groves (Robin), and daughters, Sandra Barlow and Allison Daniels (Aaron).  David was blessed with six grandchildren, Christopher Barlow (Jamie), Miranda Groves Snider (Austin), Ashlee Barlow, Marshall Groves, Lydia Daniels, and Grant Daniels, along with two great grandchildren, Lincoln Barlow and Lynnlee Snider.  He is also survived by siblings, Carolyn Bonner, James Groves (Judy), and Linda Gillham (Stan), along with several nieces and nephews.

     Memorial services will held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Church of Christ in Ft. Scott, KS.

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Services

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 9, 2021

12:00 PM
Church of Christ
1900 S Margrave St
Ft. Scott, KS 66701

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