Groover Funeral Home at Mansion Memorial Park

1400 36Th Ave East Ellenton, FL


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    Rickey L Groover

    General Manager

    The Groover family has served Manatee County for four generations. As a lifelong resident, Rick has helped families through some of their most difficult times for nearly 20 years. He received his degree in mortuary sciences from St. Petersburg College.

    A big believer in community involvement, Rick is on the security team at First Baptist Church of Palmetto. He was with the Palmetto Police Department for 23 years. When he is not working, he enjoys golfing, fishing and riding his motorcycle, especially through the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. Rick is married and has two beautiful daughters and one very special grandson.

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    Funeral Director

    Candice was born in Alabama and raised all around Florida. She is a 2nd-generation funeral director and received her degree in funeral service from Miami Dade College. Candice has served families in funeral service since 2000, when she began serving in her father's funeral home.

    She is a member of the Tampa Bay Jaycees and loves to volunteer in her community. She is an active runner and has competed in many area races. Candice lives in St. Petersburg with her husband and 2 sons.