Michael Phillip McGrew, 69, of Groves, passed away Oct. 14, at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston.

He was born Aug. 21, 1942 to Bessie “Viv” Phillips McGrew and James “Doc” Kennedy McGrew in Pasadena.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1961 and Lamar University. Mike was a longtime resident of the Port Arthur/Groves area. He retired from Chevron as a lab tech after 30 years of service. He served in the Army reserves.
Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 17, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, with a memorial service to be held at 7:00 pm at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves. Arrangements for cremation are under the direction of Clayton Thompson.

He was preceded in death by his father, James “Doc” McGrew.

He is survived by his loving wife, Phyllis Badeaux McGrew of Groves; daughter, Monica Thibodeaux and husband Robert of Keller, TX; foster-daughter, Charlotte Potter and husband Larry of Bridge City; step-daughter, Autumn Smith of Groves; step-son, Shawn Clark of Groves; along with six grandchildren.

He is also survived by his mother, Bessie “Viv” McGrew of Port Arthur; sister, Patsy McGrew and her significant other, Roy of Galveston; brother, Mark McGrew and wife Dawn of Wallis; as well as several nieces and nephews.

“Last will”: I give my breath to the wind, I give my cry to the sky, To the water, I give my tears, To the earth, I give my birth. To humanity, I give my love, To peace, I give a dove, To faith, I give belief, and to sorrow, I take its grief. And greater than all these things above, I yield to God my life, my love. ‘Michael P. McGrew’