David Gill Groves

David Gill Groves

David Gill Groves “Dave” was born July 15, 1947, to Willice Edgar Groves and Mable Arvilla Groves in Washington D.C. A long-time resident of both Simi Valley, California and Amarillo, Texas;

Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Amarillo, Texas, 2101 N. Coulter Road, Amarillo, Texas. The interment will be held on September 15th, 2023 at the Houston National Cemetery in Houston, TX

A visitation will be held the day before, Friday, September 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the LDS Church as well.  Services are under the direction of Lighthouse Funeral and Cremation Service.

Dave pursued an education in electrical engineering before working in Information Technologies most of his life while dabbling in accounting, finance, and human resources. Dave loved more than information technologies, as he enjoyed being the first to have new cars, TVs, sound systems, and media. He also loved listening to music, playing piano, and watching movies.

Dave was a social butterfly and often the life of the party. Jokes, goofy faces, light-hearted humor, and the occasional Donald Duck impersonation solidified his friendships. Dave was kind and polite, a good listener, a shoulder to cry on, a source of inspiration, and a strong leader. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he found opportunities to serve his neighbors in a variety of capacities including counseling, teaching, and even helping people move.

Dave passed away on August 27, 2023, after beating multiple myeloma, but succumbing to the complications of 3 long years of treatments. He passed peacefully surrounded by family.

He is survived by his wife Carol, his children Robert, Jason, and Matthew with their respective wives Lea Ann, Morgan, and Sarah, his brother Dick, and sisters Jeannine and Kathy. He has 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He also has a long list of people who looked up to him like a father, a history of pets, and an allergy to cats.

Please consider making a donation in his name to the following charities in lieu of flowers or other donations for family.

HealthWell Foundation:

American Cancer Society:

Hope Lodge (A “Home Away From Home” for patients being treated and their caregivers. This link is for the specific place Dave stayed, but they have a variety of locations):


  1. Cody Gerlach-Reagin

    David is an incredible person and brought a lot of light into my life over the short 6 months we knew each other. He will forever hold a special place in my heart. Sending my love to Carol, his children, and all his loved ones.

  2. Mitzi andMatt

    David was always happy .

  3. Lewis Britt

    Dave was ALWAYS positive. He had a great attitude!

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