Leonard A. Groves, 103

CALCUTTA — Leonard A. Groves, 103 years old, formerly of Chester, passed from this life at The Calcutta Health Care Center on Monday, June 4, 2018.

He was born in Morgantown, W.Va. on Oct. 31, 1914, the son of the late Francis and Bessie (Host) Groves.

He retired from J & L Steel in Aliquippa. He was a member of the Salineville Southern Hills Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Etta (Stuchell) Groves, and his second wife, Betty (Moran) Groves.

He was also preceded in death by three daughters, Kathlene Martin, Nancy Wilson and Penny Tinkey; four grandsons, Buck Tinkey, Donnie, Guy, and Todd Laughlin; a great-grandson, Travis Mooney; brother, Troxel Groves; and sisters, Hazel Thompson and Mildred Wilson.

Surviving are his daughter, Peg Laughlin of Hookstown; his son and daughter-in-law, Buck and Vera Groves of Chester; as well as 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, at the Nixon Funeral Home, Newell, WV, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, 2018. Private interment will follow in Locust Hill Cemetery, Chester, WV.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff and management of the Calcutta Health Care Center, for their wonderful care and support.