Charles W. (Pete) Groves

Charles Wilson Groves, 79, of Reno, died Saturday, March 2, 2013.

He was born Jan. 11, 1934. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service, and multiple deployments to Korea, Vietnam and Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Groves; son, Robert Groves; daughters, Becky Sue Davis and Sherrilee Schleining; son, Samuel Groves; sister, Jennie Belleville; step-children, Shari Jones, Lorrie Elliott, Sean Carpenter, Terry Carpenter, Craig Carpenter, Gary Carpenter and Rachel Parra; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Groves and Nora Blair Groves.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth Street, Marietta, OH 45750.