William E. “Bill” “Sonny” Grove

William E. “Bill” “Sonny” Grove, age 83, of Logan, Ohio, passed away September 23, 2022, at Hocking Valley Community Hospital, Logan, Ohio.

Sonny was born November 19, 1938, in Logan, Ohio to Lester Wayne Grove and Icel Mae Hammond Grove. He worked for the Logan Cable Company for 35 plus years; was a special deputy with the Hocking County Sheriff’s Office and underwater recovery team for over 30 years; and was a proud original member of the Ohio Army National Guard, Btry A, 2d Bn (AW) (SP) 174 ADA, Logan, OH recruited by 1SG Michael Scaparrotti.  He retired in 1980 as a Sergeant First Class with 24 years of service. Sonny, more importantly, was known to help anyone in need.                    

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Janice Grove; son, Michael (Teresa) Grove of Logan; daughter, Jackie (Tom) Culbertson of Logan; grandchildren, Erica (Kyle) McDaniels, Tara (Ryan) Montgomery, Jeremy (Heather) Grove, Tisha (Randy) Montgomery, Brittainy (Logan)  Flanagan, Kaylee Culbertson, Jennifer (Danny) Millhouse, and Melinda Davidson; great-grandchildren, Ian McDaniels, Kaden McDaniels, Kamryn McDaniels, Rylee Montgomery, Caroline Montgomery, Rory Montgomery, One on the way, Owen Grove, Spencer Grove, Henry Grove, Oliver Montgomery, Madalyn Flanagan, Jaxon Flanagan, Ashley Millhouse, Abagail Millhouse, and Jordan Davidson; brother Porter Wayne (Sandy) Grove of Logan; and many nieces and nephews.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents; oldest son, William Lester “Butch” Grove; and infant great-grandchild, Sunny Jade Culbertson.

Funeral services were held at 12 noon, Wednesday September 28, 2022, at the Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, Ohio with Pastor Chuck Fidler officiating. Burial was in Knollwood Cemetery, Logan, Ohio with Military Graveside services by the Hocking County Honor Guard.

Calling hours were observed 10 am – 12 noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hocking Valley Community Hospital Foundation of Logan.

A special note: The family is planning a life celebration for Bill (Sonny) and William (Butch) and will share the date and time through family, friends and social media.