Dale E. Groves, age 60, of West Seneca, New York, formerly of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 3, 2020 in his home.
Dale was born on November 11, 1959 in Butler, Missouri, a son of Carl E. and Juanita L. (Blades) Groves. On June 24, 2000, he married Wendy Goodman in Marion and she survives in West Seneca, New York. Dale did maintenance work for Royal York and was of the Christian faith. He enjoyed playing his guitar, gardening, barbequing, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy Groves of West Seneca; seven children, Cassie Seagle and Dustin Motsinger, both of Carbondale, Illinois, Tonna Hinton, Cholena Hinton, Cheyenne Hinton, Angini (Mark) Ruhland and Brooklyn Hinton, all of West Seneca; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Jan (Mike) Eckols of Johnston City, Illinois; his nephew, Steve (Kathy) Eckols of Johnston City; his best friend, Steve Penley of Johnston City; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandchild in infancy; a brother, Mike Groves; and two brothers in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at Blue Funeral Home, Marion on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Evangelist Bruce Pitts officiating. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Blue Funeral Home.