Born Oct. 7, 1948 in Solsberry, he was the son of Clyde and Iva Jean (Sullivan) Groomer.
He was formerly a fork lift operation for KPT, Inc. in Bloomfield and also worked at Bloomfield Sales.
Survivors include: his mother, Iva Jean Groomer, of Bloomfield; a daughter, Tammy Elaine Groomer of Bloomington; a brother, Clyde "Toad" Groomer of Bloomfield; a sister, Lynda Thornton, of Bloomfield; and ex-wife, Frances (Murphy) Newport of Bloomington; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, David and Delbert Groomer; one son, Robby Groomer; and one great-grandson, Drake Talbot.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Jenkins and Son Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Burial will be at the Hash Cemetery near Bloomfield.
Visitation will be conducted from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and one-hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences are available at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com