James Grove


DUNLAP James Parker Grove, died six days after his 86th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in his sleep at home.He was a faithful husband and caregiver of his wife of 54 years, the late Elsie Holmes Grove.Formerly of Mascot, Tenn., he volunteered at age 17 for WWII and served in the Navy Air Corp Mr. Grove was a 4-H and agricultural agent for the Ag Extension Service in Washington and Grainger counties (returned to Mascot for 7 years to manage a 1,000 acre dairy farm) and then in Farm Management in Sequatchie County totaling more than 30 years. He was a farmer who loved the land. A member of Chapel Hill UMC for more than 40 years, he often taught Sunday School. His parents Dave B. and Maybelle Grove and brother, Dr. David A. Grove preceded his death.He was a good Daddy and is survived by two daughters, Melinda (D.K.) Clark, Lansing, Kan., and Melissa (Gary) Knox, Hillsboro, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Doug (Lisi) Clark, of Oak Ridge, Tenn., Laura (Michael) McAnly, of Hillsboro, Tenn., Darren Clark, of Pensacola, Fla., and Alan Knox of Nashville; four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, James and Megan Clark, of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Betty Grove, of Kingston, Tenn., and Becky Gray, of Waikiki, HI; several nieces, nephews and special friends, Curtis and Pam Burnett and Jack and Norma Johnson, of Center Point Community.Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. CST Sunday at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Tucker officiating.Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideons or to your favorite charity.Family will receive friends 3-9 p.m. CST today. Mr. Grove will lie in state from 1:30 until funeral time Sunday at the church.Arrangements by Standefer-Reed Funeral Home, 50 May Road, Dunlap.

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