Larry Allen "Frog" Groves, 70, of Ripley, passed away April 28, 2012, at Jackson General Hospital following a long illness.
He was born March 1, 1942, at Clendenin, a son of the late William French and Opal Westfall Groves.
He was a member of the Ripley High School Class of 1960, and was a welder and retired from Kardex Systems in Marietta.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Groves; his children, Angela Groves Tate of Shelby, N.C., and Chris Groves of Ripley; brothers, Bill Groves (Mary) of Marietta, Ohio, Gene Groves (Joyce) of Ripley and Bob Groves (Helen) of Sandyville; sisters, Zella Fisher (Jack) of Ripley, Mary Hoselton (Tom) of Ravenswood and Brenda Sheets (Gary) of Ravenswood; and grandchildren, Kade and Maddie Groves and Brady, Alex and Mia Tate.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Groves.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Dee Rhodes officiating. Burial will be in Jackson County Memory Gardens, Cottageville. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society in his memory.