John Leonard Grooms
Chapin – A graveside service for John Grooms 85, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 in Chapin Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2838 Devine St. Columbia, SC 29205. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
John was born December 10, 1927 in Columbia, SC and passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012. He was the son of Ben T. Grooms and Mamie Dease Grooms. John served in the U.S. Navy, was a self-employed homebuilder and an avid Gamecock fan.
John is survived by his wife Katherine of 61 years; daughter, Becky Grooms; sons, John Larry (Renae), John Jr. (Laurie), and Russell Grooms (Donna); brother, Heyward Grooms (Elaine) of Georgia, grand-children; Pauline (Eric), Russell Jr., Bonnie, Amanda, Christopher and 3 Great-Grand children. John was pre-deceased by a granddaughter Jessica Grooms, 2 brothers and 1 sister.