Francis “Frank” George Grovola Jr., 80, of Brunswick, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Don Combs officiating. Interment, with military honors, followed in Palmetto Cemtery, with Jeff Chapman, Bruce Wood, Wayne Doke, Joe Strickland, Chuck Booth, and Richard “Dickey” Culpepper serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Grubb and staff and Dr. Heery and staff.
A visitation for family and friends was held from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Mr. Grovola was born March 24, 1938, in Chester, Pa. He had moved to Brunswick in 1958, stationed at NAS Glynco, while serving with the United States Navy. Mr. Grovola was a member of Lakeside United Methodist Church, an active member of Woodmen of the World, a volunteer with MAP International, and an avid automobile enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rita G. Grovola; a son, Terry Grovola (Lynda); and a daughter, Karen G. Thompson, all of Brunswick; a brother, Joe Grovola, of San Diego, Calif.; sisters, Ruthann Walker, of Delaware, and Maria Hassel, of Columbus, Ga.; grandchildren, Jason Brandies (Brooke), Brandon Gregory (Jill), Amanda Grovola and T.J. Grovola; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory was in charge of the arrangements.