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Bobby Lee Groce was born on October 19, 1934, in Athens, Alabama. He left this earth in Pensacola, Florida on Saturday, October 17, 2020.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Leona Groce, brother Robert Groce (Rachel), sisters Christine Hunter (Louie), and Mavoline Horton Hill (Lynn). His only surviving sibling is Sibby Mullowney (Pete). He was married to his loving wife Charolette Vassar Groce for 66 years.

Bobby was a salesman for over 30 years, but enjoyed woodworking, boating, traveling with his wife, and enjoying his many friends and extended family. Bobby was a long-time resident of Athens, Alabama until recently when he and his wife moved to Pensacola, Florida to be closer to family. He was a long time, faithful member at Westview Church of Christ in Athens and most recently Gateway Church of Christ in Pensacola, Florida.

Bobby is survived by his wife Charolette, a son Jerry Groce (Tammy), a daughter Tammy Wilson (David), five grandchildren: Holly Hardy (Josh), Austin Wilson (Carly), Cliff Groce (Carrie), Mallory Hornsby (lee), and James Groce (Taylor). He had twelve beautiful great grandchildren who he loved dearly, and thirteen nieces and nephews who blessed him in his life.

One of his granddaughters said it best, "He was honestly one of the best men we've ever known. He could eat like a teenaged boy, loved working out at the Lion's Den gym, loved the Lord, boats, whitewater rafting, and woodworking. He had a great sense of humor, was terrible with directions, and one of the kindest most selfless people we've known".

We will say our final good byes to Bobby (Pa), on Saturday, October 24, 2020 with Tony Andrews, Mike Pressnell and Kasey Harbin.

Visitation will be held at Spry Funeral Home in Athens, Alabama beginning at 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. A service will follow at 3:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Tim Hudson, Kent Hudson, David Long, Mark Horton, Larry Groce and Tommy Groce. Honorary Pallbearers are Michael Mullowney and Gary Horton.

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Charlotte Thornton
2020-10-23 23:31:54
Charolette, so sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Bobby and what I remember most was his laugh . Such a kind person. Sincerely, Steve & Charlotte Thornton
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