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Richard Grover

Richard L. Grover

Sunday, June 16th, 1935 Saturday, April 6th, 2019

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Obituary

Obituary for Richard L. Grover

Derby - Grover, Richard Loyd "Dick", 83, passed away peacefully at his home April 6, 2019. Visitation at Smith Mortuary, Derby, Ks. with family present 6-8pm Tuesday, April 9 with Services at 10am, Wednesday, April 10 at Derby Woodlawn United Methodist Church. Richard is survived by his wife of 62 years Darlene, son David (Tammy) Grover, Warrensburg, Missouri: Daughters Nancy Strader, Wellington, Ks., Diann (Duane) Dawson, Wichita, Ks., and Donna (Rusty) Slusser, Cheney, Ks. He will be missed by his grandchildren Jas, Randi (Mike), Whitney (Chris), Dan (Taryn), Carrie (Joshua), Rylee, Andrew (Alexandra), Katie (Zach), Matthew, Kisten, Zander, Sage, Danika and great grandchildren Zachary, Anthony, Zoe, Chord, Nick, Bentley, Allison, Lyric, Lucas, Evan and two grandbabies on the way along with many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Loyd and Hazel Grover, 4 siblings Roland, Lorene, Betty, Phyllis and spouses, son in law Jim Strader and granddaughter Emily Slusser. Richard was born June 16, 1935 in Clay Center, Kansas. Attended Clay Center schools and graduated from high school in 1953 and then joined the United States Air Force. Served 20 years before retiring in 1974 as Master Sergeant. He served as "First Sergeant" with assignments in Iceland, Vietnam, Guam, Turkey, San Antonio, Salina, Topeka and Wichita. He met Darlene Whittemore at Smokey Hill Air Force Base and was married in 1956 in Wilsey, Kansas. After retiring from the US Air Force Dick worked for Vicker’s Gas Station, JC Penney, and Derby Public Schools. Dick was Past Master for the Masonic Lodge in Derby. Many winters during retirement was spent in Aransas Pass, Texas. Dick was a Shocker, Jayhawk and Chiefs fan and talented wood carver. He will be remembered for his humor, friendliness to everyone he met, love and commitment for his wife and family, his country and his God.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
    Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
    2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family will greet friends from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Service

    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Woodlawn United Methodist Church
    431 S. Woodlawn Blvd.
    Derby, Kansas
    Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
    10:00am
    Officiant
    Rev. Vic Calcote
  • Interment

    El Paso Cemetery
    700 E. Kay
    Derby, Kansas

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Cathy Hill

Dick Grover was a wonderful uncle and a very special man. I will always remember his bear hugs and wonderful smiles. He always brought joy and laughter. No matter what mood you were in it never took him long to bring a smile to your face. He will be greatly missed. I will always love you. Cathy, Jace, Brandon,Jenny,Dylan and Christina
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Cathy Hill

Dick Grover was a wonderful uncle and a very special man. I will always remember his bear hugs and wonderful smiles. He always brought joy and laughter. No matter what mood you were in it never took him long to bring a smile to your face. He will be greatly missed. I will always love you. Cathy, Jace, Brandon,Jenny,Dylan and Christina
Comment | Posted at 04:59pm via Condolence
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Harry Simpson

Rest RIchard, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation.
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Kathy Fischer

Grover was a joy to work with. Everyone in transportation loved his jovial personality. Rest in peace. Praying for all of you. God bless.
Comment | Posted at 01:57am via Condolence

Debby A. Lake

What a dear, sweet man! When I was pastor at Ingleside UMC I always looked forward to when y'all would be there … all was right with the world. Know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Rev. Debby Lake
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