Bobby Gene Grose, 86, of Punta Gorda, Florida and formerly of New Castle passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at his residence. He was born April 5, 1933 in Stop, Kentucky to the late William and Elva Emma (Mikels) Grose.
Bobby was a 1951 graduate of New Castle High School and later joined the military serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from Allison Gas Turbine in Indianapolis following 40 years of service. Bobby was an active member at First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors, yard work, gardening, feeding the ducks and rabbits around his home, long walks, riding bicycles with his daughter, traveling, working on cars and in his earlier years, working on and racing race cars.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Ann Grose of Punta Gorda, Florida; siblings, Bryant (Charlotte) Grose of New Castle, Beverly Turner of Arizona, Betty (Sam) Bell of New Castle, Bonnie Waters of Fort Pierce, Florida, Barbara Dennis of Muncie, Brenda (Alan) Leduc of New Castle and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabath Jean Grose and a sister, Beulah “Boots” Cramer.
Private services will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2020 at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service in New Castle with Rev. Gary McCutchen officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post 137 and VFW Post 1282. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memory Gardens near Richmond. Please share a memory or express condolences of Bobby at www.hinsey-brown.com.