Louis William Groves Jr., MD


Dr. Louis Groves passed away 2-27-17, peacefully at his home in Summersville, WV.
Born in Richwood, he was the oldest son of Louis William Sr. and Mary Woods Groves of Nicholas and Webster counties.
He is survived by his wife Ruth Hanna Groves, daughters Martha and Leanora, step children Michael, Susan, Daniel, Jane, Mary Beth and Catherine. Also his brothers Aaron and wife Frances; Franklin and wife Ruth; nieces Missy and Kristi, and nephew Todd.
Louis was an honor graduate of Meadow Bridge High School and after four years undergraduate school at West Virginia University and he was in the first four year graduating class of the WVU Medical School. He began general family practice with "young" Doctor Edward Echols in Richwood and later opened his own clinic there.
In his early career he was very active in rural WV medicine and was once President of the WV Medical Association. He practiced a few years in North Dakota, Texas, and Colorado. He returned to his love of rural medicine, first at Richwood and then in Summersville. His patient's cherished the country setting of his office and personal service. He practiced medicine until his final days.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the White Funeral Home at Summersville, with Dr. Ken Ramsey officiating. Interment will follow in the Hanna Farm Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com
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