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Oral R. Groves

Oral R. Groves, 90, of Flatwoods, Kentucky departed this earth for his Heavenly home on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley in Ironton Ohio. He was born February 14, 1930 in Roane County, West Virginia a son of the late John and Ledona Groves. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mary Delores; a daughter Virginia Ann; a brother Warren Blaine; and a sister Doris Maxine May. He is survived by three sons Stephen (Gloria), Mark (Francis), and David (Debbie): 5 grandchildren Daniel, Jauhn, Dalton, Derek and Samantha; one great grandchild Isaac and a brother Charles (Ruth). Oral was a member of the Fifth Street Church of Christ in Huntington West Virginia. He served his country proudly in the United States Army and fought in the Korean War. He retired from the Kroger Company after 40 years of service.

A graveside service will be conducted at noon on August 3, 2020 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup, Kentucky by Jaime Leonard. Military rites will be performed by Kenova American Legion Post 95. Reed Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A special thanks to the staff at the Sanctuary of the Ohio Valley and Community Hospice for their care. Condolences may be made at

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