Mr. Donnie Ray Groves

Mr. Donnie Ray Groves, 75, of Orlinda, TN died Monday, May 11, 2020 at his home in Orlinda, TN. Mr. Groves was born April 29, 1945 in Robertson County, TN the son of the late Earl and Louise Groves.


Mr. Groves is survived by his wife of 32 years, Donna Groves of Orlinda, TN; son, Danny Groves (Melissa) of Portland, TN; two daughters, Wendy Thompson (Jackie) of Portland, TN and Jill Groves of Dickson, TN; step-son, Scott Pitt of Cross Plains, TN; step-daughter, Carol Likens of Hendersonville, TN; three sisters: Mary Groves of Portland, TN, Bonnie Howell of Radcliff, KY and Susan Halliburton of Gallatin, TN; seven grandchildren: Christy Wright, Jody Thompson, Kara Dickens, Matthew Groves, Jesse Likens, Joshua Likens, Kayla Love and three great-grandchildren. 


Along with his parents, Mr. Groves was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and William Carl Groves. A sister, Ethel Campbell and a granddaughter, Casey Renee Groves. He was a 40 year member of the United Association of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, a member of Cherry Mound Masonic Lodge #227, Shriners, Eastern Star and 32nd Degree Scottish Rites. 


Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Portland, TN. Burial will follow at Portland Memorial Garden. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at Gilbert Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held 7 p.m. Thursday evening at Gilbert Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers, please make donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105


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