William "Bill" Groves, age 86, of Forest City, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020.
He was the son of the late Reuel "Det" Groves and the late Alta "Gladys" Padgett Groves and he was a native of Rutherford County. Bill was the widower of his first wife; the late Maxine Barnes Groves and his second wife; Patsy Blankenship McKinney Groves. He served 2 years in the Army (Crypto Equipment Repairman) where he received the National Defense Service medal and the Good Conduct medal.
In addition to his parents and wives Bill was preceded in death by one son, Gary Groves.
Bill is survived by: Two Daughters: Stephanie Sutay (John), Cheryl Adams (Ron). One Son: Jeff Groves (Brenda). One Brother: Jack Franklin Groves. Three Step-sons: Rex McKinney (Barbara), Ricky McKinney (Cindy), Gary McKinney (Susan). One Step-daughter: Cheryl Cole (Mark). Eleven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Six step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.
The graveside service was held at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church. Interment held at Mt. Hebron United Methodist Church.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Spartanburg; Attn. Finance Office 250 E. Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29306.