Mr. Ralph Douglas Groce, of Burkesville, passed away Friday, June 17, 2022, at the Livingston Regional Hospital in Livingston, Tennessee, having attained the age of 72 years, 10 months & 17 days. He was born on Sunday, July 31, 1949, in Peytonsburg (Cumberland County), Kentucky, the son of Walter Haze and Ruby Estelle (Holman) Groce. He was a member of The New Sulphur Baptist Church, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Vietnam Veteran, and a nurse for Clay County Manor in Celina, Tennessee.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Groce.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Sue (Sheffield) Groce of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom he wed Tuesday, December 27, 1994, step-children, Kevin (& Leslie) Johnson of Glasgow, Kentucky, Nathan (& Crystal) Johnson of Hodgenville, Kentucky, sister, Rachel Phelps of Burkesville, Kentucky, and step-grandchildren, Kaleb Johnson and Avery Johnson.
A memorial service was held on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with the Honorable John Phelps Jr. officiating. Memorials appreciated to any veteran’s organization of your choice in memory of Mr. Groce.
Norris-New Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of the arrangements.
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