Graveside services for Mr. J. T. Groce, Jr., 78, formerly of Talladega will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Pine Hill Memorial Park. Minister Fredrick Moore will officiate. Visitation will be 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at the funeral home.
Mr. J. T. Groce, Jr. began life’s journey on Friday, December 10, 1942, to the union of J. T. Groce and Marie Elston Groce in Talladega County, Alabama.
Mr. Groce united with Union Springs Missionary Baptist Church at an early age. J. T. was a member of the 1963 graduating class of Westside High School. Once he completed his education, J. T. relocated and was employed with General Motors in Michigan, Indiana and Georgia and retired as a pipefitter after 33 years of service. He was a laidback person that enjoyed spending time with his family and fishing.
On Tuesday, June 9, 2020, J. T. began his eternal journey at his residence in Douglasville, Georgia. He was preceded in passing by his son, J. T. Groce; his parents, J. T. and Marie Groce; and three siblings, Tim Groce, Peggy Moore and Dorothy Marie Lewis.
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, Carmenia Groce of Albany, New York and Judy Groce of Fort Worth, Texas; one son, Terry Groce of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a special grandson, Demar Brown of Lawrenceville, Georgia; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Jean Groce of Talladega, Alabama; one uncle, David Braxton of Indianapolis, Indiana; a special companion, Mertleen Dorsey; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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