Vernon Larry Grove, 71, a resident of the Good Samaritan Home in Belington, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, in United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.
He was born Aug. 10, 1941, a son of Hazel Lillian Thayer Grove of Buckhannon and the late Basil Luther Grove.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one brother, Weldon Grove.
In addition to his mother he is survived by one sister, Mona Stoneking of Columbus, Ga.; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Grove of Buckhannon; three nieces, Susan Hall and Crystal Ward, both of Columbus, Ga., and Nita Grove of Buckhannon; and one nephew, Ken Stoneking of Lawrenceville, Ga.
Larry was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church in Ellamore and Sand Run I.O.O.F. He lived most of his life on the family farm near Ellamore before moving to the Good Samaritan Home in Belington. He loved playing rook, hunting and playing bingo.
Friends will be received at Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home today from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jim Tallman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Union Church Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.