‘Gary’ Thomas Groce

Published 12:39 pm Monday, August 28, 2023

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“Gary” Thomas Groce, 74, of Mocksville, passed away on Friday, Aug. 25, 2023 at the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.

Born in Yadkin County on Dec. 16, 1948, he was the son of Edna Wishon Lawrence and the late Locksley Hall Groce.

Mr. Groce was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Fourth Infantry Division. He was an independent contractor and a member of Wyo Bible Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge. Mr. Groce loved spending time with his grandbabies! He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and loved his muscle cars and golf.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, George Thomas Williams.

Left to cherish his memory are: his wife of 52 years, Barbara Shore Groce; son, Bradley Hall Groce of Mocksville; daughter, Kristy Renee Groce of Mocksville; sisters, Nancy Williams, Mary Jane Snow (Wes), Judy Hauser (Kerry), and Debi Griffin (Ricky); grandchildren, Carter Thomas Groce and Rue Nicole Hunter.

A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at Wyo Bible Methodist Church, 3928 Wyo Rd., Yadkinville,  with Pastor David Stetler officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the W.G Bill Hefner VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, 1601 Brenner Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144-2515.

Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Groce family.

Online condolences: www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.