William Max "Bill" Groves

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William Max "Bill" Groves

Marietta - William Max "Bill" Groves, 81, of Marietta, died Tuesday evening, September 28, 2021, at his home. Born July 25, 1940 in Clendenin, WV, he was the son of the late William "French" and Opal Westfall Groves.

Bill was a 1958 graduate of Ripley High School and had attended West Virginia State. He had retired from Kardex as a credit manager, following 30 years of service.

Bill was active in his community, serving 25 years as a Muskingum Township Trustee and as their President for 8 years; coaching Bantam League Baseball for 10 years; a Marietta Tiger Booster; served as President of the East Muskingum Civic Association; a volunteer for Franciscan Meals; served as a Trustee and Chairman for the Putnam Congregational Church for 9 years; and was currently a member of the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene.

Bill married Mary V. Amrine on July 10, 1971 in Marietta. Bill is survived by his wife Mary and their three children, Maria D. Huffman (Kirk) of Waterford, William "Will" T. Groves (Beth) of Johnstown, OH, and Brad A. Groves (Natalie) of Marietta; 11 grandchildren, Isaac, Noah, Maggie, Jacob and Sophia Huffman; and Hunter, Max, Allison, McKenna, Brok and Carter Groves; two brothers, Eugene C. (Joyce) Groves and Robert D. (Helen) Groves, all of Ripley, WV; and three sisters, Zella M. (Jack) Fisher, of Ripley, WV, Mary F. Hoselton, and Brenda K. Sheets, all of Ravenswood, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John E. and Larry A. Groves.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta, with Pastor Kevin D'Ettorre and Pastor Terry Schmelzenbach officiating. Bill's family will greet friends at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Burial will be in Putnam Cemetery.

Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve the Groves family, offering online condolences and many other resources by visiting CawleyandPeoples.com or their Facebook page.

Posted online on October 01, 2021

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Obituaries in Ravenswood, WV | Jackson County Newspapers

William Max "Bill" Groves

Cawley and Peoples Funeral Home

William Max "Bill" Groves

Marietta - William Max "Bill" Groves, 81, of Marietta, died Tuesday evening, September 28, 2021, at his home. Born July 25, 1940 in Clendenin, WV, he was the son of the late William "French" and Opal Westfall Groves.

Bill was a 1958 graduate of Ripley High School and had attended West Virginia State. He had retired from Kardex as a credit manager, following 30 years of service.

Bill was active in his community, serving 25 years as a Muskingum Township Trustee and as their President for 8 years; coaching Bantam League Baseball for 10 years; a Marietta Tiger Booster; served as President of the East Muskingum Civic Association; a volunteer for Franciscan Meals; served as a Trustee and Chairman for the Putnam Congregational Church for 9 years; and was currently a member of the Marietta First Church of the Nazarene.

Bill married Mary V. Amrine on July 10, 1971 in Marietta. Bill is survived by his wife Mary and their three children, Maria D. Huffman (Kirk) of Waterford, William "Will" T. Groves (Beth) of Johnstown, OH, and Brad A. Groves (Natalie) of Marietta; 11 grandchildren, Isaac, Noah, Maggie, Jacob and Sophia Huffman; and Hunter, Max, Allison, McKenna, Brok and Carter Groves; two brothers, Eugene C. (Joyce) Groves and Robert D. (Helen) Groves, all of Ripley, WV; and three sisters, Zella M. (Jack) Fisher, of Ripley, WV, Mary F. Hoselton, and Brenda K. Sheets, all of Ravenswood, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John E. and Larry A. Groves.

Funeral services will be held 10:00am Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta, with Pastor Kevin D'Ettorre and Pastor Terry Schmelzenbach officiating. Bill's family will greet friends at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Burial will be in Putnam Cemetery.

Cawley & Peoples is honored to serve the Groves family, offering online condolences and many other resources by visiting CawleyandPeoples.com or their Facebook page.

Posted online on October 01, 2021