Kenneth Grooms (10-4-15) service 10-8-15

A. Kenneth Grooms, 89, of Saltillo, died Sunday, Oct. 4.
He was born in Perry County, Tennessee, the son of the late Alvin R. and Gertie Ellen Kimble Grooms. He was united in marriage to Mary Jo Dickson, who survives.
Mr. Grooms was a veteran of the United States Army. He had also been self-employed as a dairy farmer, a sawmill operator, and had also worked at the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department for eight years. He was a member of Church of Christ in Saltillo.
In addition to his wife, Mary Jo Dickson Grooms of Saltillo, he is survived by sisters, Helen Eason of Saltillo and Betty Mitchell of Memphis; and brothers, Bobby Grooms, Billy Grooms and Kelton Grooms, all of Saltillo.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J.W. Grooms; and a sister, Ellen Story.
Services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Tommy Crocker officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery of Saltillo.

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