James R. Groves, 85, of Yellow Creek Lake passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Mentone. He was born June 29, 1932, in Parkston, S.D. to Taylor and Marie (Straka) Groves.
He married Reta R. Reed on Nov. 30 1958, in Claypool, who survives.
James had been a carpenter and mason for many years.
He was a 1951 graduate of Burket High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Mentone Masonic Lodge, the American Legion of Laketon, and the Silver Lake Lions Club where he was active at fish fries and called Bingo. He was a lifetime member of Sycamore Golf Club where he was an avid golfer and helped with grounds maintenance.
Survivors include his wife: Reta Groves, Yellow Creek Lake; daughter: Carolyn Groves, Warsaw; and grandson, Josh Johnson, Yellow Creek Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son: Ted A. Groves; and brothers Leland Groves and Eldon Groves.
Following his wishes no services will be held at this time.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Silver Lake Lions Club.