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Calvin Grove

Calvin Grove

Friday, October 16th, 1931 Saturday, August 24th, 2019

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Obituary for Calvin Victor "Chub" Grove

Calvin Victor "Chub" Grove, 87, of Martinsburg, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his residence.

Born October 16, 1931 in Berkeley County, he was the son of the late Jeremiah Edward Grove and Gaye Bowman “McCloy” Grove.

Calvin served in the US Army and retired from CSX Railroad as a trackman.

He enjoyed farming and raising beef cattle.

Calvin was a regular attender at the Independent Bible Church. He had a strong love for the Lord being an Evangelist and his ministry to children who knew him as the bubble gum man. For many years part of his ministry included driving the church bus and van transporting children to church.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years Shirley “Triplett” Grove; four daughters, Patty Greenfield and husband Harvey, Cynthia Webster and husband Allen, Karen Caballero and husband Angel, and Sandra Sheers and husband Matt; nine grandchildren, Calvin and Charity Greenfield, Dee Anna Webster, Rachael Wells, Emily Caballero, Rebecca Sommers, Sarah Brown, Hannah Cutler, and Sam Sheers; six great grandchildren, C.W., Kelsie, Caitlyn, Liam, Catherine, and Miles; three brothers, Ronnie, John, and Paul; four sisters, Arvesta, Juanita, Catherine, and Phyllis; and his beloved companion, his dog Daisy.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nathan and Jerry Jr.

Memorial service Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Independent Bible Church with Pastor Mark Johnson officiating, family will be receiving one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in his name to Independent Bible Church Youth Ministry, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, WV, 25403 and The Martinsburg Union Recuse Mission, Po Box 843, Martinsburg, WV, 25402.

Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Independent Bible Church
    2306 Hedgesville Rd.
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Service

    Saturday, August 31st, 2019 | 11:00am
    Independent Bible Church
    2306 Hedgesville Rd.
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    Saturday, August 31st, 2019
    Pastor Mark Johnson

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Kelsie Greenfield

Love your Great granddaughter. I will miss you. I Love u alot.
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Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Calvin Victor Grove, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Calvin Victor Grove, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
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karen farrell

To the Grove family
So sorry to read of Mr. Grove's passing. I don't know if you remember me, but Sandy was my best friend at Bedington Elementary. I was Karen Jackson and spent several nights at your house until we moved away. I would love to get in touch with Sandy. I think of her and the rest of you often. Mr. Grove always made me laugh...he was a funny man.
Again, many blessings to you.
Karen (Jackson) Farrell
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Bill and Donna GESS

With heartfelt condolences.
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