Wallace “Wallie” Groves
Age 77 of Millport, NY. He was born April 11, 1943 in Corning, NY, son of the late William and Mary Jane (Tubbs) Groves and went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at home. He was predeceased by his father in 1978, mother in 1983 and brothers William, Carl, Leon, Donald, Richard, Ivan and Clayton; sisters Wilhamena Jean, Mary Jane and Eva Joyce; father-in-law Richard Abel and brother-in-law Russell Abel. He is survived by his loving wife Ruth Ann Groves; mother-in-law Rena Abel of Nesquehoning, PA; sons Gerald Groves, Terry Groves (Susan) of Loris, SC; daughters Krista (Allen) Coats of Monterey, Kelly Groves (Melvin Horton) of Monterey; stepsons Richard Whitney (Laura White), Shawn (Tracey) Whitney and David Whitney all of Millport; 22 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brother Joe Groves of Panama City, FL; sisters Rose Ellen Morse of Penn Yan, Anna Groves of Corning, Nelle (Floyd) Bliss of Addison and Satie Graves of Cerulean, KY along with many nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors and extended families. Wallie was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Captain, serving during Korea. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 442, Horseheads. He retired as a fleet diesel mechanic with Pepsi in Elmira; worked for many years for General Motors, Western Diesel Branch, Henderson, KY and after retirement, he worked for the Elmira Star Gazette. Private services with Military Honors will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
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