GREENVILLE, KY., Willis Gary Groves, Sr., 67, of Greenville passed away on July 10, 2020 at Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville. He was born in Greenville, KY on December 18, 1952 the son of Otha Wallace Groves and Helen Keith Groves. He was a coal miner who had worked for Peabody Coal Company. He loved to make music and enjoyed playing the guitar and keyboard and singing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Sue Rolley, brothers Bobby Groves and Barry Groves.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years Zona Faye Groves of Greenville, 3 daughters Wendy Ehlschide of Central City, Erica Harper of Greenville, and Tammy Groves of Greenville, a son Willis Gary “Bunky” (Debra) Groves, Jr. of Princeton, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 sister Fredia Groves of Greenville, 1 brother Stevie Dale Groves of Greenville, 1 uncle Billy Groves of Lake Malone, 6 brothers-in-laws, 5 sisters-in-laws, 22 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY with Rev. Kevin Rice officiating. Burial will follow in Graham Hill Cemetery in Graham, KY. In compliance with health and public safety mandates, capacity for both visitation and funeral will be limited in accordance with those guidelines.
Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Gary’s Funeral Home in Greenville, KY.
Online condolences to the family may be made at www.garysfuneralhome.net