Richard W. Grooms, SR, age 78, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1939. Richard was a volunteer firefighter for Station 8 in Whitfield County for over 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Grooms; daughter, Donna Grooms; mother, Gladys Grooms; father, Otto Grooms; brothers, John Grooms and Joe Grooms.
He is survived by his children and their spouses; Crystal LaBar of TN, Sharon and Carl Jackson Bradford of GA, Richard and Stacy Grooms Jr. of GA, Debbie King of AL, Tammy and Rick Beavers of GA; one brother and two sisters and their spouses, Barbara and Donald Jackson, SR of GA, Margaret and Ken Pilkington of TN, Tom and Sarah Grooms of GA; grandkids, Christopher and Kaila Slade, Jordan Jackson, Dylan and Shari Grooms, Yessenia Grooms, Justin Jackson, Brandy Bradford, Amanda and David Waits, Whitney Smith, Charlie Greeson, Anthony Beavers, Heather and Matthew Salvador, Brandon Bradford; great grandchildren; Nicholas Slade, Emily Slade, Peyton Hollifield, Emma Grooms, Arabelle Grooms, Wyatt Greeson, Madison Salvador, Mathew Salvador; and many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the nurses at Hamilton Hospice for providing care with their whole heart; Ann at social services; Tyler Gilreath and the Church of Christ; and Ken Shelton for his support.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Richard W. Grooms, SR will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Church of Christ (2218 Riverbend Rd. Dalton, GA 30721) with Pastor Tyler Gilreath officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.