Dr. Grover C. Loughmiller

July 5, 1937January 23, 2023
Obituary of Dr. Grover C. Loughmiller
Dr. Grover C. Loughmiller A passionate, active outdoorsman, Grover Loughmiller lived his life in service to God, family, friends, and country. Born and raised in the Dallas area, he grew up on a farm and later around the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, a wilderness therapy program, where his father was Camp Director. Through these years, he developed a deep love and appreciation for nature that became a staple throughout his life. He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. Grover converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) in his early 20s after being introduced to it by his grandmother. It became a cornerstone of his life and faith. He also joined the Marine Corps Reserves and served from 1958-1964. In January 1963, while visiting his sister Camelia in Provo, Utah, he met Carol Beckstead. They were married later that year in the LDS Salt Lake City Temple by then-Apostle Harold B. Lee. While on their honeymoon in Europe, they decided to divert their funds from vacationing to mission service, and served for eight months in Dusseldorf, Germany. They returned to the States where they began education and family adventures. Four states and four kids later, after completing his post-graduate work in psychology, Grover and family moved to Tyler, Texas. He set up a private practice, The Loughmiller Institute, where he helped many people navigate the difficult times in life by providing a wide variety of behavioral health services for over 28 years. It was also in Tyler where Grover found his dream property near Lake Tyler. Here, he and Carol raised their six children. He regularly led the family on exciting monthly outings and many “character-building” family work projects on their property such as a building a treehouse, zip line, basketball court, and even a one-room cabin. Upon his retirement, Grover and Carol continued their life of service with two LDS missions – the first to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) where they primarily taught English and the second, a member and leadership support mission to Puebla, Mexico. Even well into his later years, Grover was always ready for an outdoor adventure whether it was a day trip to a favorite Texas location or weeks on end on the Appalachian Trail. He was an enthusiastic supporter of the Boy Scouts of America program and was a dedicated Scout Master for many years. He was 85 years old. He is survived by his wife, Carol and their children along with their families: Trelesa and Rick, Jordan, Breanne, and Perrin Adams with Aubrey, Kevin and Ashton Berry; Lark and Randy, Travis, Marcus, Lydia and Robin Montgomery with Miranda and Vincent Marcial and Carmen and Myles Stewart; Kishl and Scott, Cayden, Christian, Sterling and Jade Burr; Velora Loughmiller; and, Logan Loughmiller. Also, his sister Camelia Lambert and her children Karl Lambert, Lynae Fearing, Shawna Lambert, and Tanya Chady; Along with many other relatives and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller and daughter, Marlette Loughmiller. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:00am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 1617 Shiloh Road (Tyler) with Bishop Bryan Hyland officiating. A viewing will be held prior to the service from 10:00am – 10:45am. Burial will take place in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. Flowers can be coordinated via Lloyd James Funeral Home. Alternately, in lieu of flowers and in honor of Grover’s great love for the outdoors, consider “Planting a Tree for Someone” in Texas National Forests in his memory at Pallbearers will be Logan Loughmiller, Jordan Adams, Perrin Adams, Travis Montgomery, Marcus Montgomery, Cayden Burr, Christian Burr and Sterling Burr. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Adams, Randy Montgomery, Scott Burr, Myles Stewart, Kevin Berry, Karl Lambert and Steve Shearin. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Loughmiller family.

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