Vernon Drake Grove, 73, of Talbott, formerly of Fall Creek Falls, Pikeville, passed away Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Parkwest Hospital in Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Anna Maude Grove; sisters, Arte Pickett, Sophia Harvey, and Edith Bayless; brothers, Robert, T.G., Billy, Jim, Otis, and Terry Grove.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ann Grove; son, Trent Grove of Talbott; daughter, Nikki Grove Overbay of Talbott; grandchildren, Seth Overbay and Natalie Grove; and sister, Joann Beach of Pikeville.
Funeral services were held September 20 at Westside Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Georges officiating. Family and friends met September 21 at Jefferson Memorial Gardens for graveside services with Dr. Dean Haun officiating.
Arrangements were made by Westside Chapel Funeral Home in Morristown.