William Vernon Groves, 94, of Winnabow, died Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter.
William was born March 28, 1921, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late William V. Groves Jr. and Helen Seiler Pumphrey Groves. His wife of 65 years, Doris Rose Kaltenhauser Groves, preceded him in death in 2014.
He is survived by his stepson, Paul William Reeves (Sue Ellen) of Winnabow; four grandchildren, William John ‘Jack’ Reeves (Alexandra), Heather Michelle Lowery (Christopher), Matthew Jude Reeves (Marcella) and Aaron Colin Reeves (Megan); 10 great-grandchildren, Colin, Paige, Joelle, Layne, Conor, Benjamin, Nolan, Kaelyn, Nicholas and Sammy.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, at Basilica Shrine of St. Mary with the Rev. Bob Kus officiating. Interment will be held in Glen Burnie, Md., at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations in William’s memory may be made to Basilica Shrine of St. Mary – Outreach Program, 412 Ann St., Wilmington, NC 28401; or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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