John Leon Groves

John Leon Groves

John Leon Groves, 37, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, near Rockview, Mo. 

Mr. Groves was born on Oct.  14, 1983, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Jackie Groves and Ruthy Sackberger Groves Klein of Cairo.

He enjoyed baseball, which he excelled in as a child. He was an excellent carpenter and helped many family members with home projects. He was a skilled welder and had been employed by James Marina and Missouri Dry Dock.

He was very proud of his only child, Devin, and loved to spend time with him. Devin was the best part of John and his life.

Mr. Groves was preceded in death by his father, Jackie Groves; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Florence Sackberger; and his paternal grandparents, J.L and Rayola Groves.

Survivors include his mother, Ruthy (Larry) Groves Klein; his son, Devin; other family members, Linda (Blaine) Adams, John (Carla) Groves, Richard Groves, Dixie Brazis, Emmett Groves, Alda Beth (Bob) Ingram, Donna (Scott) Quesenberry, Jeff (KayLynn) Sackberger, Janie Sackberger and Giggy (Steve) Wagner.

He also leaves numerous cousins and family who will be consoled by the many childhood memories that they shared and cherish.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 29, at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston. A short service is scheduled for 6 p.m. 

McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston was in charge of arrangements. 

Online condolences can be shared at

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