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Larry Franklin Groves | 1958-2014

Published Saturday, August 9, 2014

Larry Franklin “T.A.” Groves

Larry Franklin “T.A.” Groves, 55, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 6, at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the First Baptist Church of Chico. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Hand, Dusty Tucker, Chris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Josh Groves and Jack Keller. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Cowley, Brian Green, Donnie Grooms, Eddie Cox, Coit Harris and Russell Johnson.

Larry was born Oct. 24, 1958, in Bridgeport and grew up in Chico. He graduated from Chico High School and Fort Worth Business School. He was an avid hunter and also loved farming and flying. He had his private pilot’s license and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; his parents, R.L. Groves Jr. and wife, Gussie; and brother Glenn Groves and wife, Tammy, all of Chico; sister Karen Green and husband, Brian, of Decatur; children Kristi Byrd and husband, Alan, of Bridgeport and Chad Husky and wife, Ronda, of Jacksboro; grandchildren Dace Grooms, Braydan Byrd, Bryson Byrd and Joey Shawver; great-grandchildren Shyler and Shayla Shawver; mother-in-law Helen Leverette of Sherman; and many nieces and nephews.

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