Robert Lee Groves

GROVES, Robert Lee Sr., 82, of Virginia Beach, VA, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Born in Wheeling, WV, he was the son of the late Lester and Dorothy Groves.

He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a foreman with Wheeling Steel in Mingo Junction, OH. He later retired as a foreman from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca R. Groves; two children, Debra L. Virgallito and husband, Larry, Robert L. “Bob” Groves Jr. and wife, Shawn; four grandchildren, Chad R. Hoskins, Kyndall S. Lane and husband, Jorden, R. Ashton Groves, and Taylor P. Groves, as well as other extended family.

Bob’s life will be celebrated at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Kingdom Life Ministries, Chesapeake, VA. Rev. Courtney McBath will officiate. The interment will follow in Chesapeake Memorial Gardens, Chesapeake, VA.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday at the Great Bridge Chapel of Oman Funeral Home & Crematory, 653 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322.

Friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at