J. Richard Groves

| February 27, 2015

Groves, Dick001WEST BEDFORD – John Richard “Dick” Groves, 83, of CR 3, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 at his residence.

He was born June 1, 1931 in Cambridge to the late John Darrel and Margaret E. (Woods) Groves.  He was a 1949 graduate of Union High School.  He worked at Edmonts for nine years, and served two years as an MP at Letterman Army Hospital in San Francisco, CA.  It was there he met and married his wife Betty.

Upon discharge, he came back to Ohio where he raised Hereford Cattle.  He worked at Cyclops (AK Steel) for 34 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Coshocton Moose Lodge and the 20/40 Club, and a lifetime member of the Polled Hereford Association.  He enjoyed bowling and deer hunting with the guys.  But his greatest enjoyment was working on the farm and raising his cattle.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Groves, a son, Robert Groves, a granddaughter, Kaci, three sisters; Elaine Fender, Donna Haines, and Maxine Underwood, and a brother, Larry Groves.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Allen Groves, and two brothers; James Groves and Byron Groves.

To honor Dick’s wishes, his remains are to be cremated, with no calling hours or funeral services.  The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements.  www.fischerfuneralhome.com


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  1. This man really had a great influence on me through my life. He was always straight up about everything, it really fills my heart with sorrow on his passing but knowing he's in a better place and with his brother Jim Groves I bet their talking about all the great times everybody had hunting and helping us on fixing our cars and trucks. This is one man that I had the up most respect for and admired dearly, and to that I say rest in peace my old friend I'll never forget you and what you've done for me. All my prayers & blessing to Betty, Bobby and Nina along with the rest of the family, God bless.