Larry Lane Groce
January 22, 1943 -
August 4, 2018

Visitation

August 7, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

August 8, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Larry Lane Groce, age 75, of Franklin, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at the Mimosa Church of Christ with Bro. James West and Bro. Brian Collins officiating. Burial will follow in the Kelso Cemetery.

Larry was a native of Lincoln County, TN and born on January 22, 1943 to the late Allen Johnson and Mildred Lane Groce Sanders. He was CFO of Harrison Audio and previously worked as a CPA with Groce, Baddour, and Associates. Mr. Groce formerly served as chairman of the Lincoln Co. Board of Commissioners, and he was a member and Sunday school teacher at the Mimosa Church of Christ. Mr. Groce passed away on August 4, 2018 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Survivors include his wife Catherine “Cathey” Cowley Groce; children, Christopher (Gena) Groce of Hazel Green, AL, Alison (Trevor) Johnson of Franklin, TN, Garth (Kalli) Groce of Yaounde, Cameroon; grandchildren, Brianna Groce, Tyler and Rachel Johnson, and Colby, Maddox, and Genevieve Groce; and siblings, June Gatlin, Carl Groce, Jean (Chuck) Brown, Christina (Bobby) Corder, and Sherry Norris.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Cary B. Sullivan, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, P.O. Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Larry Lane Groce.

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21 Comments

  1. Vicki

    Heaven has another angel! Larry was one of the kindness and honest man I ever knew. He will be missed and never forgotten. He loved his family and his church. A true friend. I don’t have the words to say about this wonder friend…

    Reply
  2. Robert and Elizabeth Stough

    Chris / Garth,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sending thoughts and prayers Isaiah 41:10.

    Reply
  3. Doug & Susan Doolittle

    I will miss Larry my neighbor – I will miss seeing him come home from work and standing with him and talking. Very special man!

    Reply
  4. Lori Harris

    Cathey- I am sorry we couldn’t be with you during this time. you have the deepest condolences from our family. Lori (Harris) Binkley

    Reply
  5. Jennifer Smith

    Cathy, so sorry to hear of Larrys passing. My sincere condolances to you and your family. May God be with you during this diffucut time.

    Reply
  6. Billy and Patsy Gray

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  7. Dianah West

    Cathey, Sherry and all the family: My prayer is that God will comfort you during the difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Ann Lee Morgan

    My sincere condolences and sympathy to Cathy , Sherry and the extended family.

    Reply
  9. Malinda and Doug Gilbert

    To Larry’s Family,
    It is with great sorrow that we have learned of your loss of Larry. I know there is little Doug and I can say to lessen your grief, but please know you have our deepest sympathy during this time of your bereavement.
    Malinda and Doug Gilbert

    Reply
  10. Janice Myers

    Hi Cathy – Am so sorry to hear of Larry’s death. Was
    really good to see you all at last class reunion. Am thinking of you and family with much love. Take care now. Love, Janice

    Reply
  11. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Cathey, thinking of you with much love.

    Reply
  12. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was such a wonderful man, good friend to my family, and dedicated to his family and community. You are all in my prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

    Reply
  13. Jimmy Steelman

    Cathy, So sorry to hear about Larry, he will missed by everyone who knew him, May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. You and your family will be in my prayers

    Reply
  14. Mary Alice Crabtree Pack

    So sorry for your loss Chris. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  15. Becky Bills

    Cathey, Christopher, Alison and Garth sending my sympathy and love for you during this difficult time!

    Reply
  16. Frank Swinford

    Cathey, Can’t tell you how sorry Ann and I are after hearing of Larry’s passing. Hoping for the best to you and your entire family.

    Reply
  17. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to the family, prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  18. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy and love to you all.

    Reply
  19. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy and love to you all.

    Reply
  20. Christie and Jon Atkins

    We are so sorry to learn of Larry’s illness and passing. Mother commented many times about how fond she was of you both. You will remain in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s death. We have many good memories of Larry and Cathey from high school and afterwards. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply

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21 Comments

  1. Vicki

    Heaven has another angel! Larry was one of the kindness and honest man I ever knew. He will be missed and never forgotten. He loved his family and his church. A true friend. I don’t have the words to say about this wonder friend…

    Reply
  2. Robert and Elizabeth Stough

    Chris / Garth,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Sending thoughts and prayers Isaiah 41:10.

    Reply
  3. Doug & Susan Doolittle

    I will miss Larry my neighbor – I will miss seeing him come home from work and standing with him and talking. Very special man!

    Reply
  4. Lori Harris

    Cathey- I am sorry we couldn’t be with you during this time. you have the deepest condolences from our family. Lori (Harris) Binkley

    Reply
  5. Jennifer Smith

    Cathy, so sorry to hear of Larrys passing. My sincere condolances to you and your family. May God be with you during this diffucut time.

    Reply
  6. Billy and Patsy Gray

    Sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers

    Reply
  7. Dianah West

    Cathey, Sherry and all the family: My prayer is that God will comfort you during the difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Ann Lee Morgan

    My sincere condolences and sympathy to Cathy , Sherry and the extended family.

    Reply
  9. Malinda and Doug Gilbert

    To Larry’s Family,
    It is with great sorrow that we have learned of your loss of Larry. I know there is little Doug and I can say to lessen your grief, but please know you have our deepest sympathy during this time of your bereavement.
    Malinda and Doug Gilbert

    Reply
  10. Janice Myers

    Hi Cathy – Am so sorry to hear of Larry’s death. Was
    really good to see you all at last class reunion. Am thinking of you and family with much love. Take care now. Love, Janice

    Reply
  11. Wanda Jennings Preston

    Cathey, thinking of you with much love.

    Reply
  12. Tammy Bigham Dean

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was such a wonderful man, good friend to my family, and dedicated to his family and community. You are all in my prayers for peace and comfort during this time.

    Reply
  13. Jimmy Steelman

    Cathy, So sorry to hear about Larry, he will missed by everyone who knew him, May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. You and your family will be in my prayers

    Reply
  14. Mary Alice Crabtree Pack

    So sorry for your loss Chris. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  15. Becky Bills

    Cathey, Christopher, Alison and Garth sending my sympathy and love for you during this difficult time!

    Reply
  16. Frank Swinford

    Cathey, Can’t tell you how sorry Ann and I are after hearing of Larry’s passing. Hoping for the best to you and your entire family.

    Reply
  17. Anne Beddingfield

    I extend my deepest condolences to the family, prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

    Reply
  18. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy and love to you all.

    Reply
  19. Gary & Brenda Badenhop

    Sending our sympathy and love to you all.

    Reply
  20. Christie and Jon Atkins

    We are so sorry to learn of Larry’s illness and passing. Mother commented many times about how fond she was of you both. You will remain in our prayers.

    Reply
  21. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    To the family,

    We are so sorry to hear of Larry’s death. We have many good memories of Larry and Cathey from high school and afterwards. May God bless you and comfort you during this difficult time.

    Reply

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