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.
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.
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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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