Jacob Allen Grove

August 31, 1948November 30, 2012

Jacob "Allen" Grove was born on August 31, 1948 to Davidella and Jacob Grove in Hillsboro, Tx. He graduated in 1971 from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. In November 1971, he was drafted into the army and served 2 years during the Vietnam War. Over the years, Allen worked as a safety engineer for MD Anderson, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, and L-3. In 1976, Allen met his wife Kathy in Houston, TX where they proceeded to marry and have two children, Nicole and Jake. In 1986, Allen and his family moved to Plano, TX where he lived the remainder of his life. Allen passed away suddenly on November 30, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Kathy Grove; daughter Nicole and husband Rob, son Jake and wife Leslie, sister Peggy and husband John, nieces Karen and Sheryl. Allen was most proud of his grandson Jacob "Alex" Grove who will grow up listening to the wonderful stories about his Grandpa. He is also survived by many close family members and friends who will always love him and cherish his memory. Allen was an avid sports fan who enjoyed watching and coaching baseball, basketball, football, and golf. He and his wife Kathy also spent much of their time traveling to visit friends Ronnie and Aureliane in Malaysia, France, Italy, England, and Alaska. Allen was a devoted father and husband who above all enjoyed spending time with his family and lifelong friends. He is loved by many and will be greatly missed.

The family has selected flowers for the service from the Ted Dickey West Funeral Home florist. If you wish to coordinate with their floral arrangement, please contact the funeral home.


  • Visitation Monday, December 3, 2012
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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Melissa Wolchik

December 13, 2012

Kristen just told me about Alan passing after Thanksgiving. My condolences to the entire family.

Chuck Shaffer

December 9, 2012

Uncle Allen, you were more than just an uncle to me. You were a great friend and in many ways a second father to me. I miss you so much. I will cherish all the memories we made and the long phone conversations and text messages we shared on a daily basis. I love you and miss you like crazy!

Richard Rees

December 5, 2012

I still can not believe that I have lost my friend of 45 years. Allen, you are missed. I pray that God blesses and keeps your family wrapped in His love, and remind them in the down times, that he was a special man, loved by so very many.

Sonny Walton

December 5, 2012

My heart goes out to the family. I am so saddened by this. I worked with Allen at TI and Raytheon for many years. May the Lord give strength and comfort to all of you in this loss.

Tara Gresham

December 4, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. Allen was such a wonderful person to work with here at Raytheon. He will be very missed. I pray for peace for you all.

Heather Oliphant

December 4, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. What may seem like our loss here on earth truly means we have an angel looking over us.

Karen Templeton

December 4, 2012

Jake and Leslie, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these very sad days. Please know that we love you.
Bart and Karen Templeton

Elizabeth Jurik

December 4, 2012

I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Allen at TI and Raytheon, and his sense of humor was fantastic! He could do some great impressions.

Tessie Rios

December 4, 2012

" Our Deepest Sympathy to Our Dearest friend Kathy and Family, on the sudden loss of Our Dearest friend, Allen, he will be deeply missed. May the Good Lord be with You and Comfort You, in your time of Sorrow. Love - Peace & Prayers

Tim & Tess Rios (Tumwater,WA.)

Bill Rees

December 4, 2012