Bill GrovesMADISONVILLE, KY., — William E. ‘Bill’ ‘Sonny’ Groves, 84, of Madisonville passed away peacefully on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born October 25, 1934 in Hopkins County to the late Vossie and Gracie Groves.

Bill’s life included a very successful career. He was employed at Kentucky Utilities Company for 20 years before he purchased a small business which is now William E Groves Construction. Until his death, Bill was at the office daily visiting and meeting as many employees possible, teaching them the importance of hard work. Bill was an avid fan of St Louis Cardinals and loved going to UK basketball games, but even more he loved watching his great grandchildren in any sport or activity they were involved. Bill had a passion for cattle farming. He could be found on the farm daily, making the rounds, checking on the cattle and helping with any task at hand. He was also a member of Earlington First Baptist Church, the National Guard, the Shriners, past Master of the Masonic Lodge in Earlington, and an Old National Bank board member. 

He is also preceded in death by 4 brothers Roy, Jay, Vossie Groves, and John Hall and 2 sisters Rose Appleby and Johnnie Ruth Benton.

Bill loved to love people and his pride and joy was his family which included his wife of 63 years Sue Groves, 2 sons Jeff (Linda) Groves, Robert (Kathy) Groves, 1 daughter Janet (Danny) Sharber, 7 grandchildren Jamie (Dustin) Knight, Jill (Luke) Carlton, Clint (Erin) Sharber, Zac Groves, Kyle (Ashly) Groves, Kerry (Holley) Sharber, Will Groves and 10 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11am Friday, October 12, 2018 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Pastor George Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Earlington.

Visitation will be from 4pm until 7pm Thursday and from 10am until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Clint Sharber, Kerry Sharber, Kyle Groves, Zac Groves, Will Groves, and Luke Rideout.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to the Shriner's Hospital or Madisonville Community College Lineman School, Attn: Mike Davenport.

Most Read This Week...

Oct 20, 2018 4222

MPD Responds to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Incident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Oct 21, 2018 1102

Marching Maroons Advance to State Competition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
Oct 20, 2018 937

Apollo Dismantles Marshall County, 50-7

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 21, 2018 903

OUTDOOR TRUTHS: Driving Force is Jesus

by SurfKY News
Oct 20, 2018 900

Red Devils Ground Graves County, Claim District Title

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 20, 2018 896

Maroons Outlast Christian County, 15-12

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 21, 2018 413

Clemens, Howard Earn 3rd Region Volleyball Honors

by Steve LeMaster

Most Read This Month

Oct 17, 2018 51484

UPDATE: Dawson Springs Man Claims $1 Million Lotto Prize

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Weather brought to you by

34°
°F | °C
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 86%
Mon
Partly Cloudy
35 | 64
1 | 17
Tue
Mostly Sunny
44 | 63
6 | 17
Wed
Partly Cloudy
38 | 56
3 | 13
Thu
Cloudy
41 | 52
5 | 11

Market Report

Market Report brought to you by