Kyle Brooks Groves, 78, of Canvas, WV passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 30, 2021 in the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital at Lexington, KY. Born April 22, 1943 at Canvas, he was a son of the late Kyle and Fae Goans Groves. He grew up on his parents' dairy farm and spoke often of his childhood experiences, such as getting up before school to milk cows. He was a graduate of Nicholas County High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture at West Virginia University. His goal of expanding the family dairy farm was realized in 1967 when he founded Lakewood Farms and spent his working years as owner and operator of that farm until 2009. Early in his career, he served as President and State Representative of the Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was elected to serve on the county ASCS committee for many years. In addition to working as a dairy farmer, he served for 6 years as a member of the 1301) Air National Guard at Charleston. He was a member of the Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church and Canvas Ruritan Club. While serving as Area Zone Governor of the Ruritan clubs, he was a primary figure in the organization of Nicholas County's first Emergency Health Service and later served on the Board of Directors of the Nicholas County Emergency Ambulance Service. Brooks enjoyed many hobbies. While at WVU, he took flying lessons, and after returning home continued to fly out of Summersville's airport. After retiring from dairy farming, he enjoyed touring the state on his motorcycle. He was a lifetime member of the Deer Creek Wildlife Club, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved to golf. Survivors include his wife of over 50 years, Genevieve Kincaid Groves; four sons, Chris (Rebecca) Groves of Canvas, Jeff (Shelly) Groves of Huntington, Greg (Angie) Groves of Canvas, and Kevin Groves of Canvas; one brother, Joel Lee Groves of Leonia, NJ; grandchildren, Kyle Groves, Ellie Groves, Owen Groves, Garrett Groves, Taylor Kuhn, Nicolas Kuhn, and a host of other family and friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 in the Jordan Chapel United Methodist Church at Canvas with Pastor David Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the East Lawn Cemetery at Canvas under the direction of the White Funeral Home at Summersville. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until time of services. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitefuneralhomewv.com
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