Charles W. ‘Pete’ Groves

Charles Wilson Groves, 79, of Reno, died Saturday (March 2, 2013).

He was born Jan. 11, 1934, to Thomas and Nora Blair Groves. He retired from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service and multiple deployments to Korea, Vietnam, and Germany.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Groves; son, Robert Groves; daughters, Becky Sue Davis and Sherrilee Schleining; and son, Samuel Groves; sister Jennie Belleville; stepchildren, Shari Jones, Lorrie Elliott, Sean Carpenter, Terry Carpenter, Craig Carpenter, Gary Carpenter, Rachel Parra; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Thursday (March 7, 2013) from 11 a.m. until services at 1 p.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home, 314 Fourth St., Marietta, Ohio, 45750.