Harold Loyd Groves

Born in Robertson County, TN on October 9, 1932

Departed on June 17, 2019 and resided in Jackson, TN

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Harold Loyd Groves, 86, died Monday, June 17, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Gallatin. Born October 9, 1932 in Robertson County, TN, Harold was the son of the late Levi Bethel Groves and Gracie Bell (Hester) Groves. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Margie (Nunley) Groves; a son, Donald; his second wife, Mary (Bryant) Groves; and a brother, Charles R. Groves. Harold was a retired Marine, having served 20 years in the USMC and retiring at the rank of Gunny Sergeant. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a purple heart recipient. After retiring from the Marine Corps, Harold worked for the US Postal Service. He had also worked as a crossing guard for Hendersonville High School. Harold had a deep sense of patriotism and respected any uniform, whether military or public service. His family thought of him as loving, courageous, strong and honorable. He was also a fan of Nascar and the Atlanta Braves baseball franchise. He is survived by his children, David D. Groves, Deborah D. Whitson, and Donna D. (Mike) Shepherd; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; as well as extended family members and friends. Visitation for Harold will be held at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN, Wednesday from 5 – 8:30 PM and Thursday from 11 Am – 12 noon. A celebration of life service will be held Thursday at noon followed by burial with military honors at the Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Pegram.

11 Comments to Harold Loyd Groves

  1. Chaplain Keith Guinn
    June 17, 2019 5:25 pm

    Semper Fidelis and God Speed my brother!

  2. Charlie Williams
    June 18, 2019 9:46 am

    Peace Gunny , Semper Fi

  3. Bryce West
    June 18, 2019 10:03 am

    At Ease Gunny! Semper Fidelis

  4. Gilbert Petty
    June 18, 2019 11:51 am

    Always thankful for your friendship!

  5. David and Dorothy Fullerton
    June 18, 2019 12:31 pm

    Was Blessed to call him a Neighbor and Friend, he will be missed greatly!

  6. Rochelle Alexander
    June 18, 2019 9:02 pm

    Gunny Groves always had a kind word to me. Rest in Peace Gunny.

  7. Leroy Groves
    June 19, 2019 12:46 am

    Rest in Peace to my Uncle

  8. A B Beasley
    June 19, 2019 9:09 am

    Semper Fi Gunny. Rest in peace.

  9. Victor D CORSON Gy/Sgt Ret. USMC
    June 19, 2019 11:43 am

    Semper Fi Gunny. See you when I post.

  10. Michael Sircy
    June 19, 2019 11:57 am

    Rest in peace Granddaddy. You meant so much to me
    You helped to mold me into the man that I am today. I could never thank you enough for the love that you showed me.

  11. Chuck Barnett
    June 19, 2019 2:21 pm

    Till Valhalla my Brother! Semper Fi! RIP Gunny!!
    Respectfully,
    Chuck Barnett
    USMC 1981-1984

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