James Parker Grove of Dunlap died six days after his 86th birthday on November 15, 2012 in his sleep at home.
He was a faithful husband and caregiver of his wife of 54 years, the late Elsie Holmes Grove. Formerly of Mascot, Tennessee, he volunteered at age 17 for World War II and served in the Navy Air Corp. He was a 4-H and Agricultural agent for the Ag Extension Service in Washington and Grainger counties (returned to Mascot for seven years to manage a 1,000-acre dairy farm) and then in farm management in Sequatchie County totaling more than 30 years. He was a farmer who loved the land. A member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church for more than 40 years, he often taught Sunday school.
His parents, Dave B. and Maybelle Grove; and brother, Dr. David A. Grove, preceded him in death.
He was a good daddy and is survived by two daughters, Melinda (D.K.) Clark of Lansing, Kansas and Melissa (Gary) Knox of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Doug (Lisi) Clark of Oak Ridge, Laura (Michael) McAnly of Hillsboro, Darren Clark of Pensacola, Florida and Alan Knox of Nashville; four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, James and Megan Clark of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Betty Grove of Kingstone and Becky Gray of Waikiki, Hawaii; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Curtis and Pam Burnett and Jack and Norma Johnson of Center Point community.
Funeral services were held Sunday, November 18 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Tucker officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Gideons or to a favorite charity.
Online condolences can be made at reedfamilyfh.com.
Standefer-Reed Funeral Home of Dunlap was in charge of arrangements.