Lester Kenneth Groves Jr.

February 3, 1958January 5, 2019

Lester Kenneth Groves Jr. passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Ken was born on February 3, 1958, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Lester Groves Sr. and Mary Florence. He attended Putnam City West High School and Airframe and Power Plant School at Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City. Ken was employed at Hampton Aviation in Mena, Arkansas. When he wasn’t working, Ken enjoyed prospecting, treasure hunting, fishing, hunting, and shooting. Ken was an accomplished Aircraft Mechanic and Eagle Scout and was a proud father and grandfather. Ken’s proudest moments included the births of his son and his grandson. Ken attended Wester Oaks Christian Church.

Ken is survived by his father, Lester Kenneth Groves Sr.; son, Kevin Kenneth Groves and wife Simona of Oak Harbor, Washington; brother Ralph “Sam” Groves and wife Cindy of Mustang, Oklahoma; sister, Calena Groves of Yukon, Oklahoma; one grandchild, one niece, one nephew, two great nieces, three great nephews and many other friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Florence Groves (Waitman).

A service in honor of Ken’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 8701 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73162.


  • Kevin Groves
  • Sam Groves
  • Ross Groves
  • Bronson Kenworthy
  • Jim Ille
  • Aaron Little


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lester Kenneth Groves Jr.

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Suzanne Parker

January 9, 2019

I am so sorry to read of Lester Kenneth Groves Jr.'s passing. I am a charter member of Western Oaks Christian Church and I remember the whole Groves family well. Kenny and Sam and their sister Calena attended church there with my sons Mark, Darren & Michael Watts. They were all 3 such sweet kids. Kenny and Sam were very active in the Boy Scouts and achieved many high honors. Les, Mary and the kids were a great part of Western Oaks Christian Church several yrs. ago.
I send my deepest sympathy to the Groves family at this sad time.
Suzanne Watts Parker


January 8, 2019

First of all im very sorry or your loss. I knew Ken somewhat as we went to Metro Tech Aviation Career Center back in 1989. We were in the same Airframe class, going for our A&P license. He was very smart and an outstanding student, finishing at the top of the class. I never kept up with my classmates as they spread all over after school. I ended up at The FAA. I just saw his obituary and wanted to say a few words about him. Robert Tenpenny

Dennis Morgan

January 8, 2019

Kenny was our across the street neighbor for all our early lives. He was the same age as my middle brother who was a good friend and running mate with Kenny . He was also the same age as my wife Penny and used to hang out with us sometimes. I remember playing trivial pursuit with Kenny one night and especially the questions on geography Kenny was amazing he just blew everbody away . We were like really! Kenny We will miss him a lot. Our sympathies and condolences. The Morgan family.

Cindy Glann Cunningham

January 8, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers.

( I worked with Calena at OCPD.)

Lisa Walker

January 8, 2019

We at Hampton Aviation would like to offer our sympathies to the family of Ken Groves. He was a great friend and dedicated co-worker. He will be greatly missed.