Viewing:

3/9/2012 Friday, 10:00 a.m, Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church, Denver, CO

Service:

3/9/2012 Friday, 11:00 a.m, Denver Park Hill Seventh Day Adventist Church

Interment:

3/12/2012 Monday, 12:30 p.m, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area “B”, Denver, CO

Walker Eugene Groves, Sr.

Born:
September 26, 1925 :: Denver, Colorado
Passed Away:
March 1, 2012 :: Englewood, Colorado
   

AFTERGLOW
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways.
Of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
of happy memories that I leave when life is done.

Active Pallbearers: Walker Groves Jr., Don Groves, Nathan Groves, Stanley Napue, Izaiah Robinson, Chet Booker

Acknowledgements:
The Groves family would like to show their gratification and appreciation to all for their acts of love, prayers, flowers, donations, cards, and support during our time of bereavement. Special thanks to All Veterans Funeral & Cremation and The Julia Temple Nursing Home for their extra efforts in caring for our dear Walker. May God continue to bless and keep each of you.

Order of Service:

Processional………………… Choir
“We’ve Come This Far By Faith”
Scripture Reading:
Old Testament……………… Pastor Charles Osbourne
New Testament……………Pastor Russ Porter
Prayer of Solace……………… Reverend Raymond Groves III
Selection………………………. Sheilds of Faith
“A Quiet Place”
Acknowledgements & Obituary ………. Valerie Nealy
Special Poem/Prayer……………….. Chiquana Grissom
Special Remarks (2 min per person)…………… Friends and Family
Special Tribute……………………………. The Groves Clan
Eulogy……………………………………….. Pastor Gary Collins
Closing Remarks……………………Pastor Charles Osbourne
Recessional…………………………………….. Choir
“Going Up Yonder”

Walker Groves was born in Denver September 26, 1925, to Walker McKinley Groves and Beatrice (Bee) Grayer. Due to severe dust storms, the family along with 700 other African Americans moved West to Dearfield, Colorado when they were all offered property.
Mother, Bee died in childbirth in1927. Walker’s father was tilling the soil in the mid-30s when a blade punctured his lung. He developed tetanus and passed when Walker was 10 years old. This left he and brother, Albert alone and they moved to Denver and was raised by Oliver and Marie Groves.
Walker earned several degrees. He graduated from the Union College State of Nebraska with a degree in religion, Oakwood__ and received a teaching degree. During his career, Groves served in the Army, taught math and science at Lookout Mountain School for Boys in Golden for 25 years and was a chef for 30 years. He also was a deacon for more than 30 years at the Denver Parkhill Seventh Day Adventist Church and The Ft. Morgan Seventh Day Adventist Church
In the early 40s’ Walker married Marcella Mae Gordon. They raised six children. Walker and Marcella lived in Wiggins for 30 years until Marcella passed away in 2002. Walker then moved to Denver with his sons and finally to Julia Temple Senior Home until his time of rest.
Walker is survived by his brother, Albert (Kathryne); 6 children: Priscilla (Chet );Walker, Jr.(Tammy); Don, Roseanna(Burt) ; Nathan (Corri); Lynda, 21 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren and a host of cousins and friends.

 

3 Responses to Walker Eugene Groves, Sr.

  1. Monique valdez says:

    Im looking for tashaunda if anyone might know how i can get ahold of her plz let me know thank you,granddad. Was a great man taught me alot growing up,it was an honor to know him

  2. keisha rowe says:

    I thank god for the time i was able to spend with you and grandma. If it were’nt for you there is no telling where i would be today. YOU taught me how to love and forgive and that through the power and grace of god that i could get through anything. I love you grampo.

  3. Tashaunda Rowe says:

    Granddad i thank God for letting you be in my life i want to thank you for everything you put up with and for being the father i nev er had

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