WE REMEMBER – William Boyd Grove who died October 27, 2023, in Johnson City, Tennessee, at the age of 94, secure in Christ’s promise of resurrection. He was a Christian, a follower of Jesus, and a bishop in the United Methodist Church.
For 72 years he was married to Mary Lou Naylor Grove, whom he knew since childhood and who was his partner in life and ministry. They were parents of two daughters.
Bishop Grove was ordained in 1954 in the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Church, where he served four pastoral appointments and was elected delegate to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences from 1968 through 1980. (more…)