Larry Franklin “T.A.” Groves went unexpectantly to meet his Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at John Peter Smith Hospital.

Larry was born in Bridgeport, Texas, grew up in Chico, Texas and graduated from Chico High School, and Fort Worth Business School. He was an avid hunter, and also loved farming and flying. He had his private pilot’s license. T.A. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chico.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Donna; his parents R.L. Groves, Jr. and wife Gussie; brother Glenn Groves and wife Tammy, all of Chico; sister Karen Green and husband Brian of Decatur, Texas; children Kristi Byrd and husband Alan of Bridgeport, Chad Husky and wife Ronda of Jacksboro, Texas; grandchildren Dace Grooms, Braydan Byrd, Bryson Byrd, and Joey Shawver; great-grandchildren Shyler and Shayla Shawver; mother-in-law Helen Leverette of Sherman, Texas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 at the First Baptist Church of Chico. Funeral arrangements were handled by Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport.

Pallbearers were Rusty Hand, Dusty Tucker, Chris Davis, Matt Mitchell, Josh Groves and Jack Keller. Honorary pallbearers are Eddie Cowley, Brian Green, Donnie Grooms, Eddie Cox, Coit Harris, and Russell Johnson.

The family would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards and visits.