Hollen Edward Groff
December 21, 1930 - February 7, 2023

Hollen Edward Groff, 92, of Shallotte, N.C., died on February 7, 2023, at home surrounded by loved ones.

Hollen was born on December 21, 1930 in the Township of Royal Oak Michigan to Hollen and Edna (Withrow) Groff. He graduated from Walled Lake High School, MI. He attended Central Michigan College in 1948 but left to join the Navy. He was a Radar Technician on the USS Macon during the Korean War. He served our country from 1949-1953. He left the military to start a family and worked as a Field Service Technician and Field Service Engineer for IBM from 1953-1988.

Hollen was a remarkable husband, father and friend who enjoyed spending time with his wife and children, exercising, sports, attending church, going to the library, and talking with friends. He played baseball, basketball and football in High School. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed participating in the Senior Games, playing golf and basketball for the Brunswick County team.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years Shirley Anne Groff. Eldest son Hollen Mark, his wife Rosanne, grandson Hollen Matthew, his wife Kristan, and great grandchildren Taylor and Will. Daughter Karen McClain, her husband Michael, grandaughter Brea Griffith and her husband Chris. Youngest daughter Diane Groff, and her wife LeAnn Hinson.

He was preceded in death by his mother Edna, father Hollen, sister Virginia, sister Doris, and son Gordon.

A memorial service is planned at Camp United Methodist Church in Shallotte on Saturday March 4th . Visitation is planned for 10:30 am, and Celebration of Life at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Hollen to Camp United Methodist Church or Public Broadcast System.

Coastal Cremations 6 Jacksonville St., Wilmington NC 28403


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