Jerry Clay Groves

of Little Rock, AR

February 21, 1939 - September 22, 2022

Jerry Clay Groves, age 83, went home to Jesus on September 22, 2022. Jerry was born to Clay and Margaret Groves on February 21, 1939 in Robertson County, Tennessee. He grew-up in Dover, TN, attended The University of Tennessee-Martin and completed his Doctor of Pharmacy from The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy, Memphis.

Jerry's love for the Lord gave his life purpose and led his family in its devotion to Christ. As a pharmacist, business owner, family man and faith-filled church leader in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas, Jerry was loved by many for his care, humor, fairness, commitment, friendliness and knowledge. He excelled at the game of golf and enjoyed friendships with many through the sport that gave him much enjoyment.

Jerry met Nancy in 1959 at Bellevue Baptist, Memphis. They married in 1960 and went on to have three children. They lived briefly in Nashville, Portland, TN and Murray, KY, before they lived in Blytheville, AR for 22 years. Jerry and Nancy moved to the Little Rock area in 1988. Jerry joins his mother and father in Heaven.

He is survived by wife, Nancy; daughter, Mary Margaret (Jim) Hall of Bentonville, AR and grandchildren, Lee (Kaleigh) Hall, Jared (Katie) Hall and Clay (Abbie) Hall; son, Doug (Lisa) Groves of Bryant, AR and grandchildren, Josh Groves, Tyler (Katelyn) Groves (great-grandchildren Lucy and Liza) and Ashley (Dusten) Blair; son, Mark (Sarah) Groves of Knoxville, TN and grandchildren, Gracie Groves and Lily Groves and sister, Kay Brigham and family.

A visitation will begin at 1:00pm Sunday, September 25, 2022 at Roller-Chenal Funeral Home, Little Rock. A celebration of life is at 2:00pm, officiated by Dr. Rex Horne. Burial will follow at Riverwood Memorial Gardens, Maumelle, Arkansas. The family requests any memorials be given to Immanuel Baptist Church - Little Rock, Gideon's International or CARTI (Arkansas non-profit comprehensive cancer center).

Service Information
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock,  AR 72211
9/25/2022 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home Chapel
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock,  AR 72211
9/25/2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Riverwood Memorial Gardens
301 Carnahan Drive
Maumelle, AR 72113

Memorial Contributions
Immanuel Baptist Church
501 N. Shackleford Road
Little Rock, AR 72211
Gideons International
P.O. Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214
8901 Carti Way
Little Rock, AR 72205

Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Chenal Funeral Home
13801 Chenal Parkway
Little Rock, AR  72211