Billy Dale Groves, 79 - Akron, Ohio

Billy Dale Groves, 79, of Akron, Ohio, passed away November 11, 2013.

Billy was born January 26, 1934, in Calhoun County, W. Va. to Amma Groves and Goldie Matheny. He was a resident of Akron for the past 60 years.

He served in the United States Army from 1956-1963, where he spent time in Germany and many other countries while serving our country. After his time served, he settled back in Akron and worked as a mechanic.

Billy was preceded in death by parents and his only sister, Betty Jean (Groves) Cina. He leaves behind, his niece, Gia (Sam) Senigaglia and nephew, Dante D'Ambruoso, both of California; Aunt Rena Dayton of Barberton; two great-nieces, one great-nephew, three great-great-nephews and one great-great-niece, all from California, and many, many cousins on both the Groves and Matheny sides. He also leaves behind his family on Nemes Drive.

Thanks go out to Wanda Lambert who took care of him during his courageous battle with cancer, got him to his medical appointments and was a true friend for over 40 years.

He loved cooking for his friends and making his "famous" potato salad. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Committal Service will be held Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Road, Rittman, Ohio. (Adams Mason Funeral Home and Crematory).