Earl L. Grove, 86

JUNE 21, 1926-APRIL 29, 2013

April 30, 2013
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Mr. Earl Loyde Grove, 86, of Hagerstown, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown. He was the husband of Betty Jane McKinsey Grove, her husband of 66 years.

Born June 21, 1926, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Clyde Arthur and Alpha Myrtle Fox Grove. 

He attended Hagerstown High School and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served with the Army's 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

He was employed by ACME Supermarkets as a meat cutter, retiring with 40 years of service.

Mr. Grove was a member of Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ in Hagerstown.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by three children, Gary E. Grove and fiancée, Donna Barton, and Linda L. Crawford and husband, Gerald, all of Hagerstown, and Nancy E. Pryor and husband, Alan, of Clear Spring; grandchildren, Amanda J. Crawford of Phoenix, Ariz., Angela S. Darnell and husband, Matthew, of Charlotte, N.C., and Gary E. Grove II and wife, Susan, of Hampton, Va.; his stepgrandchildren, Craig Pryor and wife, Sonny, of Hagerstown, and Chris Pryor and wife, Amy, of Clear Spring; his great-grandchildren, Sarah and Amber Grove, and Nolan Darnell; stepgreat-grandchildren, Tricia, Brooke, Kaitlin, Hailey, Shane and Tyler; and numerous cousins.

The funeral service will be Friday, May 3, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Andrew K. Coffman Funeral Home, 40 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Gregg R. Meserole officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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