Bobby Wayne Groomer

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bobby Wayne Groomer, 59, Route 2, Solsberry, passed away at 1:24 a.m. Tuesday at Bloomington Hospital.

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.

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