|Birth: ||Apr. 25, 1976|
|Death: ||May 11, 1996|
John Robert Groy was the son of John Daniel and Barbara L. Groy, and grandson of Pearl Groy (#66482866) and John L. Groy. He was born April 25, 1976 in Salida and died accidentally at the age of 20.
John was target practicing northeast of Buena Vista when the gun of another person accidentally discharged, hitting him in the right upper chest; he was killed instantly. Robert Lynn Bush, age 20 and of Leadville, was also at the target range. He set his mini-14 rifle on the hood of his car to fix a jammed trigger and it accidentally went off.
John Robert graduated from Buena Vista High School where he took an active part in sports and was part of the 1995 Class 3A state championship basketball team. He was an outdoorsman and loved to hunt, fish and camp with his dad, two brothers, and grandpa. From February, 1996, until his death, he had managed the Pearl Theatre in Buena Vista.
The funeral services were held at Buena Vista High School May 16, 1996. He was laid to rest at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Bill Hazard
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66482910
You are missed, John Robert.|
Added: Sep. 12, 2012
Eva Pippin Flowers
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