Vernon Gatewood Groves of Wellington, KY, passed away Friday, November 26,2021 in the UK Hospital, Lexington, KY from and extended illness at the age of 73. He was born in Mt. Sterling, KY on August 29, 1948 to the late John Simon Graves and Bertie Lyons Groves. He was a retired supervisor for the Cooper Standard Automotive. He was a member of the Living Water Full Gospel Church, Ezel, KY.
Surviving are his wife Iris Fran Wells Groves, four children, Joseph Groves, John and Corinna Groves, Jeremy Benjamin and Heather Groves, Jessica and Anthony Pack. Mother-in-law, Jeannette Wells. Two sisters, Alma and Collis Setters, Amy Warner. Nine grandchildren. Host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents John Simon Groves and Bertie Lyons Groves, his first wife Sheila Otis Groves, father-in-law, Clayton Wells, brother-in-law, Randy Warner.
Funeral services will be 1:00pm,Tuesday,November 30,2021 in Menifee Home For Funerals with the Living Water Full Gospel Ministries officiating. Burial in the OP Wells Cemetery, Wellington,KY. Visitation will be 6:00pm,Monday,November 29,2021 in Menifee Home For Funerals, Frenchburg, KY and Randy Halsey Funeral Director. Active pallbearers: Bart Wells, George Wells, Gary Wells, Garrett David Wells, Robin Wells and Dan Wells. Honorary pallbearers: Grandchildren. Menifee Home For Funerals in Frenchburg ,KY is in care of the funeral arrangements for Vernon Gatwood Groves.
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