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Harold "Bud" McCoy Groves

November 26, 1931 — December 11, 2021

Harold "Bud" McCoy Groves

Harold "Bud" McCoy Groves, age 90, of Midland, VA went home to be with The Lord on Saturday, December 11, 2021, peacefully at his home.

Bud was born on Thursday, November 26, 1931, in Cramerton, NC to the late John Ernest and Kathleen Selma McGregor Groves. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Iva Lee Davis Groves; his sisters, Annie "Laura" Rodgers, Nellie "Frances" Curry, and Mary-Helen Cambio; and brothers, Forest Groves, Charlie Groves, John Groves Jr., Robert Groves, Craig Groves, and Wilson Groves.

Bud served his country in the US Army during the end of the Korean War. He attended Bob Jones University and became an ordained minister. He was a talented master craftsman who built many houses and worked on countless construction projects in the northern Virginia area. Bud loved his family and was devoted to them. He also enjoyed farming, gardening, flying his airplane, reading and studying his Bible, building small remote control airplanes, playing his piano, guitars, and banjo. Bud created so many craft-type items, which included items for his sons' Cub Scouts, the Church, and toys for his grandchildren. He spent time actively involved and serving The Lord at Calverton Baptist Church as a deacon and doing any carpentry work that the Church needed. After suffering a massive stroke in 2002, which took much of his ability to do the things he loved, he spent most of his days deep within his Bible study, listening to music, doing puzzles, and watching his favorite shows.

He is survived by his sons, Ricky Groves (Debbie), Jeffery Groves (Brenda); his grandchildren, Matthew Groves (Heather), Michael Groves, Amanda Kubat (Vince), David Groves (Amy Beitzell), Brandon Groves, Emily Snyder (Chris); and great-grandchildren, Lucas Kubat, Joseph Groves, Elias Groves, Jesse Lee Snyder, Colt McCoy Snyder, Saylah Groves, Wesley Groves, and Hailey Snyder. He is also survived by his sisters, Margaret Moody and Brenda Howerter (Ronnie); and his brother, James Groves, as well as many other extended family members.

The family will receive friends at Moser Funeral Home in Warrenton, VA on Tuesday, December 14th from 6pm-8pm.

The family will receive friends at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home from 9:00 am until 11:00 am prior to the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 16th in the Chapel of Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia, NC with Pastor Dale Lawing officiating.

Burial will immediately follow at Gaston Memorial Park with Military Honors.

Condolences may be made to

Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 2916 Union Road, Gastonia 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
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