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).
My mother, Louise Arnold and Mr. Grooves worked together for many years at Plaza Drug Store. She has often wondered where Mr. Grooves was and how he was doing. She will be sadden of the news of his passing.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. I have such fond memories of Jerry and Nancy from our First Baptist Church Days in Blytheville. My daddy, Jesse Eubanks, and Jerry were golfing buddies. They went on golf trips together to The Bahamas, and Miami. Jerry gave me my very first job at Christmas time wrapping gifts when I was home from college.Love and prayers to Nancy and your family. I know Jerry and my daddy are having a wonderful reunion in Heaven! Love, Kathy E Nelms
What a wonderful man and friend Jerry was to so many. He was truly, an icon of Blytheville. My prayers are with his loving family. RIP, my good friend, you were truly a blessing to all who knew you.
My sincere condolences to your family. Mr. and Mrs. Groves were always very kind to me. Wonderful Christians that have touched many lives. Prayers for each of you during this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I literally grew up knowing he and Kaye from as far back as I can remember back in Dover, TN. Wonderful family and I know he will be missed by all who knew him.
Jerry was a good friend and long time golf buddy. May God be with Nancy and family as we all miss Jerry.
My sincere sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss.
What a witness for our Lord, he was welcomed in heaven as a good and faithful servant. Much love from our family to yours and prayers for His grace and comfort to cover you in the weeks and months ahead as you transition your lives without him here. God bless you all.
We have lost a close relative, first cousin. I remember Jerry fondly as a decent, loving individual. I really haven't been with him since Uncle Clay's death. Nancy & I always traded Christmas cards with photos so that's how I kept up with Jerry & how proud he was of his family. Sending love & best wishes to Nancy, Kay and the Groves family. May God bless & be with you all. Love to all.
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Nancy,I was so sorry to hear about your loss of Jerry. I really miss seeing you and Jerry since I retired. Just know that you are in my prayers.Renie Bressinck
Jerry Groves gave me my first job while I was in high school. He became more to me than my employer. He and his family were dear to me. A wonderful memory of the Groves family will be mine forever.My heart is with Nancy and the family for sure.Love, Jim and La Jean Brown.
I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with y’all.
Dear Groves family. We are so sorry for your loss. Mr. Groves was such a wonderful friend to my dad and I have warm memories of the laughter and never ending stories of all their time together! Golf trips and work trips my dad always treasured. Mr. Groves was always such a light for the Lord in his personal time and at his drug store. Sending much love to you all. Dana Petty Hills
Mrs. Groves, Mary Margaret, Doug, Mark, and family - I send profound condolences concerning Mr. Groves' passing. He was a special man. A positive influence for young people growing up in Blytheville, as was the Groves family on the whole. May the Lord comfort you all.
Prayers of peace go out to the Groves family. I was blessed to grow up around Mr. Groves and always felt love in his presence. He was this giant man to me who walked in Christ everyday, spreading joy, laughter and kindness to everyone. I am a better person just knowing him.Much love to the family.
Our lives growing up in Blytheville, AR were better because of the Groves family! Mr. Groves was a great man, a great influence and a day brightener as our hometown pharmacist at Plaza Pharmacy!! He will be missed and his legacy will continue in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Sending love and hopes for comfort.
Jerry and Nancy have been true friends and fellow church members for many years. We will miss him, and will be praying for Nancy and their fine family.
Dear Nancy and family, Our hearts are broken for you. Jerry was indeed a special man. He made a lasting impression on our lives. May God bless you all.
Growing up in Dover during the 40’s and 50’s was almost a magical time! I have such wonderful memories of our families and the friendships!Please know that I am thinking of you and will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.
Our Thoughts & Prayers are with you Doug & Lisa 💜 and Family. 🙏🙏🙏
Praying for all of the family. Hello from Blytheville AR.
I am sorry to know of Jerry's passing and pray for a special sense of God's grace and presence in these days of grief. I am encouraged today by memories of my interactions with him and with you all during those years we were in Blytheville together. Know our love today! Danny & Georgia
Sending prayers of comfort for the family during this time. Matt5:4 Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
Missed and loved by so many. I was blessed to have know Jerry and Nancy for about 40 years as dear friends and also taught their children in Blytheville. What memories of trips, church and golf times. We are rejoicing he is in heaven and once again serving his precious Lord.
We are sorry for the passing of Jerry!He was a wonderful man!We are praying for you and your familyLove and blessingsErnie and Sue Standerfer
Kay, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. Losing a sibling is one of life’s difficult and sad tasks. Condolences to you and your entire family.
Sending special prayers to Mark and the Family. So sorry for your loss!
My family was next door neighbors to the Groves in Dover, TN. Our families shared many visits and meals together as well as attending church.Lots of memories and especially Jerry’s kindness.
Doug, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I will include you and your family in my prayers.Peace,Suzanne (Linstrom) Bingham
Sending hugs, love and prayers to you and you family!
So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was a fine man. My prayers are with you and the family.
Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family.🙏💕
Dear Groves family ….. Mr Groves was such an amazing man. He character and integrity will live on in his children and grandchildren. Hugs to all of you.
Prayers of healing for you and your family in the passing of your father.
Sorry for your loss, Mr Groves was as solid as they come, faithful and great friend to my mother and father. The Lord has gain an angel and our family is praying for comfort is this time.
Have a great time in Heaven.Mr Jerry love you always ☺️🙏❤️
our sincere condolences to the Groves family. We know Jerry is now enjoying his new life
Dearest Jerry,To a wonderful neighbor and true gentleman, rest in easy in the cool breeze of Heaven and God’s presence.Prayers for dear Nancy and family.
I was blessed to know Mr. Groves & to have him make an impression on my life in my formative years.What a legacy he leaves. Always a man of integrity and a man of God. My heart goes out to his precious bride he loved so dearly and 3 wonderful children...and dear friends.
Jerry was such a sweet man to work with! So sorry for his passing! Prayers for all.
I am so sorry for the loss of Jerry. We have missed you in the neighborhood. Prayers for your comfort and peace.
I’m sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. Prayers for the family.
We’re so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Thinking of y’all ❤️🙏