David M. Grove
David Marion Grove
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 23, 1926
  • Place of birth:
    Blackwell, Oklahoma, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 27, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Katy, Texas, United States
Let the memory of David be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, David Grove, 87, born on April 23, 1926 and passed away on February 27, 2014. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tim Snyder on 6th May 2016

"Toughest P.I. And One Of the Best.

Tim C. Snyder and Family
Houston Texas"

This tribute was added by Christy Lindsey on 4th September 2014

"Oh my... I didn't know... this just breaks my heart.  I have seen David every other year since 1996 for my continuing education classes.  I never met a more genuine, intelligent, loving person in my life.  I will miss David so very much, and I am so broken-hearted.  My prayers are with everyone that knows and loves David. The world lost a wonderful person, and Heaven gained a magnificent Angel."

This tribute was added by Becky Montgomery on 23rd April 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad"

This tribute was added by Tim Snyder on 23rd April 2014

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. DAVE.

Tim C. Snyder
stcmar@comcast.net"

This tribute was added by Ric Gonzalez on 22nd April 2014

"Mr. Grove was my surrogate father,and,my best friend for over 33 years..A master detective par excellence,world class guitarist,author,poet,chef,singer,entertainer,philosopher,and,all around genius with a heart of gold...I owe my family to Mr.Grove..My heart is saddened and my soul weeps..God Bless Mr.Grove..My condolences to the family...The world is a much sadder place without him..I loved him as a father.......Ric"

This tribute was added by nicole temple on 1st April 2014

"Dear Grove family,
I wish you peace in your time of loss.  I had the opportunity to briefly work with David on the Texas Law Reporter in 2002 and I really learned a lot from him.  He was very intelligent and interesting.  

He will be missed.  Sincerely, Nicole Temple  Houston, TX"

This tribute was added by Tim Snyder on 28th March 2014

"Before You Can Any Form Of Acceptance, You Must First Have Understanding.

Tim C. Snyder
stcmar@comcast.net
Houston, Texas 77036"

This tribute was added by linda cook on 17th March 2014

"This note is from our friend Doris who is from Singapore.  She asked me to post this note to the family.
Dear Mikey, Linda & Larry, Becky &Les:  
May The Lord see you through this time with His strength Love and help you realize that your memories are a precious source of healing  and comfort.  Your dad is now rejoicing in heaven, the The Place Where Joys Never Cease.  A caring & loving person, God is with Him till we meet again.  God Bless & Love from Doris in Singapore"

This tribute was added by Tim Snyder on 15th March 2014

"Will Miss A Loyal Friend.
'PEACE IS TO LIVE, TO LIVE IS TO LOVE, AND LOVE IS ETERNAL.'
Tim C. Snyder and family
Houston, Tx 77036"

This tribute was added by Becky Montgomery on 9th March 2014

"My dad was an amazing man in so many ways.  Most striking was his intelligence and his memory.  He could describe in absolute minute detail of happenings going on as far back as 80 years ago and more.  As a result, our family and friends have enjoyed hearing stories about his childhood and his many investigation escapades.  He described things in such detail that I felt I was there.

He had a love for music. He played the guitar and wrote songs.  He sang songs from the 40’s up to modern tunes and had a fondness for country and western music. He taught me the songs by singing them to me note by note, so I could figure it out on the violin.  We played the guitar and violin together since I was 7 years old.  He loved games of all kinds.  He taught us kids how to play cards, chess, checkers, chinese checkers, croquet, pool, ping pong, just to name some of them.  He didn’t let us win either!

He had a strong work ethic that served him well as he built his investigation business from the ground up.  His dad told him he wasn’t in business unless he answered his phone.  He took that to heart and as a result, he was always just 2 rings away. He had self -discipline. He woke early, had his coffee, and exercised.  He put on his jeans, western style shirt, bolo tie, and boots and then began his workday long before anyone woke up.

He had a faith in God, which became more important to him as he got older.  In recent years, he liked to say the Lord’s Prayer before meals.  He often teared up as we played and sang the old church hymns like The Old Rugged Cross.

My mother, Johnnie, was the love of his life and he cherished her all of his life. They shared 50 years of life together and four children.  He was there when she was struggling for her life with brain cancer. He sang songs to her, played his guitar, and held her hand.  

In every life there are challenges, and he certainly had them.  He got more upset about things more than just about anyone I have ever known.  My mom had a great way of dealing with him at those times.  She would say to us, “Look , your dad is dancing a jig!”  In spite of those challenges, he had a big heart, was very generous, and had a deep affection for his family and friends.

I will miss him, especially when I pull out my fiddle and don’t hear that familiar strum of dad’s guitar.

Daughter Becky Montgomery"

This tribute was added by Wayne Smith on 7th March 2014

"David it was a pleasure to have known you and I hope when I'm you're age that I'm as spry and youthful as you were till the end. Coaches Katy and your poker friends will miss you."

This tribute was added by Stephen Grove on 7th March 2014

"A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 21st at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the Houston Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive located just south of the N Sam Houston Parkway on the east side of Veterans Memorial Dr.
  Your attendance will be welcomed.

Following the memorial service a gathering will be held at
Luby's
I45 & West Greens
108 West Greens Road
Houston, TX 77067

Driving Directions from Houston Veterans' Memorial Cemetery:
Right on Veterans Memorial Dr. to Bltwy 8
Right on Bltwy 8 to I-45 N
Left on I-45 N past Greens Rd
Luby's is on the right of the feeder of I-45 N

Your attendance will be welcomed."

This tribute was added by Gary Terri Dingler on 6th March 2014

"I will always remember Uncle David as being fun! Some of my best childhood memories are with his family.  One adventure that stands out was my visit to Mexico City on New Years Eve with them and he tricked me into eating cactus worms !! And we weren't allowed to drink the water!!! I was in a pickle!! I know our family in heaven is having fun with him again!! Praying peace for his family here!! Blessings   Terri Dingler"


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