Michael Isom ‘Mike’ Groce

Published 8:43 am Monday, January 30, 2017

Michael Isom “Mike” Groce, 63, of Yadkinville, died at his home under Hospice care on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

A native of Yadkin County, he was born May 8, 1953, the son of Myrtle Floyd Groce of Yadkinville and the late James Groce. He was the husband of Carolyn Hall Groce. He was a devoted husband and loving grandfather. His primary career was with Ingersoll-Rand where he worked some 35 years as an assembler and mechanic on air compressors. He was a hunter and a member of Catawba Valley Gun Club. He was an expert marksman and award-winner in a number of competition shooting events. He also enjoyed working on his Ford tractor.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by: a daughter, Melissa Haynes (Darrell) of Yadkinville; 4 sons, Chris Groce of Yadkinville, Charlie Sechrist (Tina), Andy Sechrist (Brandi) and Edward “Eddie” Sechrist (Melissa), all of Collinsville, Va.; 17 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and a sister-in-law, Pamala Hall.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Mackie-Sinclair-Hawkins Funeral Chapel, Yadkinville, officiated by Bishop Edward Sechrist and Elder Charlie Sechrist. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Wyo Bible Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. David Stetler assisting with the committal rites.

Memorials: Davie Hospice, 377 Hospital St. 103, Mocksville.

Condolences: www.mackiesinclairhawkins.com.