Robert Lewis “Bobby” Gruver

Robert Lewis “Bobby” Gruver, 67, of Reliance, Virginia, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, in his home.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Combs officiating. Interment will follow in Reliance Cemetery.

Bobby was born October 30, 1953, in Front Royal, Virginia, son of the late David Nelson Gruver and Thelma L. Gruver of Reliance. Bobby never met a stranger and would always help someone in need. He was a member of the Reliance United Methodist Church and a life-time member of the NRA and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends, especially his beloved son “Bob”. Bobby was the strongest of men, in all aspects of life. He was an amazing father and son, who loved nothing more than making sure his parents, son and farm were well taken care of. Matthew 25:23, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

Surviving with his mother are his son Bobby Gruver of Reliance; lifetime companion and faithful friend Dawn Ferris of Reliance and a special niece Jennifer Brinklow of Front Royal.

Bobby was preceded in death by his father, brother David Gruver, grandson Colton Gruver, and great-nephew Tristen Brinklow.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gruver, Carroll Hawes, Dicky Sargent, Roger Robinson, Kenny Fultz and Dennis Corder.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 17 from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home.

There will be a time of food and fellowship following the graveside service at and provided by the Front Royal Moose Lodge.

Anyone who rides a motorcycle and would like one last ride with Bobby for the procession to the cemetery is strongly encouraged to ride their motorcycle along with him and Bob this Saturday and dress accordingly.

  12 comments for “Robert Lewis “Bobby” Gruver

  1. Rick Souder
    April 15, 2021 at 2:32 am

    Bobby was a great guy always a smile on his face and am open hand to help out or just a hand shake prayers for the family

  2. Keith Pomeroy
    April 15, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    Great guy. nice to everyone. Sorry to hear Bobby moved to the Lords home. Hope family can find peace during these sad times. May the Lord be with everyone.

  3. Keith Pomeroy
    April 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Great guy, will be surely missed by everyone. May Lord be with family.

  4. Patience Frenzel
    April 15, 2021 at 3:40 pm

    A great guy and a wonderful father and son. His life was about the next journey and now he is on an even more awesome journey. Prayers to all of the family and friends who will miss his presence daily. Ride high my friend, and rest easy

  5. Mary and Gene Robertson
    April 15, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bobby, we have known him and his family for many many years he was such a loving son to his mother since his father passed. Many prayers goes out to the family. He will be missed.

  6. Susan Haynes
    April 16, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Thoughts and prayers to Bob and all his family and friends. We were so lucky to have known Big Bob and his family all these years. Our extended paintball family has lost an original. God Bless.

  7. Barbara Grove
    April 16, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Always a pleasure to talk to Bobby and see him with his Mom taking her places.
    Southern gentleman.

  8. Margel Ferrell
    April 16, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Sincere condolences to Bobby’s family. Margel Ferrell

  9. Patty and Donald Sims
    April 17, 2021 at 11:45 am

    We are so sorry, Bobby has been a long-standing friend. Exceptional person, always kind, caring , hard working and a true gentleman.

  10. Jeff Gruver
    April 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Spending Summers at the farm as a young kid. Bobby would let me tag along on some camping trips or just running down the road to pick up something for the farm. The year’s have separated us, but always enjoyed seeing him on those rare occasions. Deeply saddened and may Jesus Christ watch over his family through these sad Times.

  11. Maria Hickman
    April 18, 2021 at 3:10 pm

    Great guy. Our neighborhood is losing a pillar of the community. A great farmer and a good Christian Prayers for the family So sad

  12. Donnie Boyer
    April 19, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Bobby was a really wonderful person. I’ve known him and his family all my life. Whenever you saw him, he always greeted you and was glad to see you.. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends.

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