Funeral services for Melvin Phillip Grover, 86, of Lone Grove are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel of Wilson, with Rev. Leo Potts officiating. Interment will be in Lone Grove Cemetery. Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Melvin was born May 7, 1927, at Lone Grove, to William Phillip Grover and Linnie Ola (Simpson) Grover. He passed from this life July 30, 2013, at his home in Lone Grove.

Melvin was raised in Lone Grove, where he attended school. He married the former Margaret Fern Wallace April 16, 1949, at Gainesville, Texas, and they recently celebrated 64 years of marriage. Melvin lived most of his life in Lone Grove except for the years he worked in the oilpatch as a tool pusher for Noble Drilling over the Rocky Mountains. He worked seven years as a deputy for Carter County under Sheriff Robert Denney. Melvin's most enjoyable hobby was taking care of his cows. He was a devoted Christian and a member of Faith Heritage Pentecostal Church of God in Lone Grove.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Melanie Lord Aug. 17, 2003; and sisters Valree Karr and Louvene Lucus.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Fern Grover of the home; son Bill Grover and wife, Kathy of Lone Grove; grandchildren Amy Long and husband, Shane of Ardmore, Shane Grover and wife, Kendra of Lone Grove and Amber Grover of Lone Grove; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Mary Sue Chandler and husband, Bobby of Ardmore; and numerous other family and friends.

Pallbearers are Bill Grover, Shane Grover, Josh Grover, Shane Long, Joe Jacobs and Jeff Jacobs.

Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 C Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.

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