Clarence Groce

Clarence Earnest Groce

Saturday, May 9th, 2020
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Mr. Clarence E. Groce, 83 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born Sunday, March 28, 1937 in Albany, Kentucky. He was the son of the late James Robert Groce and the late Gertie Honeycutt Groce.

Clarence was retired from Tennessee Technical University Farm with 33 years of service. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, farming, and gardening. He won several ribbons with his entries at the Putnam County Fair. He also grew feeder pigs, winning championships and blue ribbons with them. He attended Knight's Chapel Free Will Baptist.

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Jennings Groce of 61 years, daughter, Sandra Gothard and husband Tim of Cookeville, TN. Grandsons Wesley Gothard and wife McKenzie of Manchester, TN, and Andrew Gothard of Cookeville, TN. Three sisters Mary Lowhorn and Freddie, Frances Fergurson and Gary, and Ruby Lowe all of Albany, KY. He also has several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law Horace and Jan Groce of Albany, KY.

The family will have a private family viewing.

Graveside services will be held 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at the Wolf River Cemetery in Pall Mall. TN, with Bro. Mike Gillock officiating.

Pall bearers will be Wesley and Andrew Gothard, Jonathan Davidson, James Seth Jennings, Dewayne Beaty, Barrett Speck, Bennett Speck and Jerry Lawhorn.
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