OBITUARY

Robert Adam Grove

August 22, 1974December 4, 2018

Robert Adam Grove Raleigh, NC Robert Adam Grove of Raleigh, NC, 44, was born August 22, 1974, died on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC. Rob was “born in Jersey” but moved with his family to Knoxville, TN as a toddler. Knoxville proved to be a wonderful place to grow up. Rob lived and loved his life as a child. He and his brother, Dan, even met former president Jimmy Carter at a highway rest stop. Rob enjoyed nature and appreciated the outdoors. He earned his Eagle Scout Award when he was only 14. His mom, Kathy, said he was one of the youngest, remains proud of his accomplishment. He enjoyed camping with scouts and exploring local woods with his family dog, Shep. Rob grew to a tall, 6’4”, quiet and intelligent man. He graduated from Tennessee Tech University with a bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 1996, after which he began his 20 year career with RPM Stonhard. Rob continued to enjoy time outdoors and loved searching for beautiful trees to create his beloved walking “staffs”. They were beautiful, many were made from dogwood and you could tell he enjoyed and prided himself with doing the very best he could. This was something his father, Bob, also an engineer, taught him as a young child. Rob met his adoring wife, Rebecca Yeager Grove, in 2007. They had their first date on December 23, and married in the most wonderful celebration of love on September 20, 2014. Rob (Bobbert) and Becca (Bibbels) loved each other very much. They loved to travel and made so many memories together. Rob and Becca shared a mutual love for orange male cats. Tigger, Copper and Loki will forever miss Rob’s affection and pets. Rob is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca Yeager Grove of Raleigh, NC; His parents Bob and Kathy (Buchele) Grove of Knoxville, TN; his older and wiser sister, Becky Grove Jones (Mike) of Harriman, TN; and his younger brother Dan Grove of Nashville, TN. He has one niece, Jessica Challender of Knoxville, TN. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins around the US will miss his smile and antics. Rob had too many friends to name. They will all miss his laugh and sharp sense of humor. He may have left the earth but he will never leave our hearts. The family welcomes friends from 1pm to 2pm on December 15th at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC. A celebration of Rob’s life will be held at 2pm followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Cat Angels Pet Adoptions, 959 N. Harrison Ave, Cary, NC, 27513 or UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Services

15 December

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

15 December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

15 December

Reception

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

1701 East Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC 27609

REMEMBERING

Robert Adam Grove

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david machanic

December 9, 2018

Rob was always Rob over the almost 18+ years I worked with him. Some years we would do 2-3 jobs together and then there would be a 2-3 year break but we picked right back up on the next one we worked on together. .Always could count on his thoroughness and willingness to take charge of the project he was on. I can think of some all nighters and large complicated jobs we had together that he and I would discuss years later about how in the world we pulled those times off...
His humor was unique... and the random texts I would get out of the blue about a particular situation or other funny things he saw at a jobsite will be missed. Rob was a good guy and is gone way to soon. Prayers for Rob and his family.

Carroll Wilson

December 9, 2018

I’m Mark Wilson’s Dad. My wife Brenda and I lived in Lovell View almost within shouting distance. Rob, Dan and Mark spent a lot of time playing video games, playing in the nearby dry creek bed and riding bicycles. Rob was a very respectful, inquisitive and intelligent boy. We will miss him. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.

Robbie Vaughan

December 9, 2018

I first met Rob in the summer of 2011 and could instantly tell he was not a fan. That feeling however, was short lived and shortly after, our friendship began. The best way to describe our relationship is through the following story:

As a Rookie I was spending a lot of time with Rob during one of my impact installs. While working together one day I said “Rob, it’s lunch time, let’s go get some lunch”.
I’ll never forget his response, “Why”?
I said because we’re friends Rob and without a delay he said, “No we’re not.”
With a quick thought I responded to his statement and said
“Rob, yes we are friends and we both know the feelings are real, so quit griping and let’s go”.

After a quick chuckle, we headed to lunch and I knew then we would have a long, lasting friendship.

I will miss my “lunch buddy” greatly.

Robbie Vaughan

Kathy Grove

December 8, 2018

Rob was always helpful. Slow drain wouldn’t stop him. As a toddler, as soon as shower stopped, he’d come running down the hall saying, “I’ll scooty the water down, Mommy.” That comes to mind even now forty years later. That has always been Rob. Helpful!