OBITUARY

Thomas David Grooms Sr.

January 30, 1939May 8, 2019
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Thomas David Grooms, Sr., 80, of Irmo, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born January 30, 1939, the son of the late John Grooms and Jessie Gates Grooms Jones. Thom graduated from Eau Claire High School and earned his Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina. He worked for many years as Group Manager over accounting at SCE&G before retiring. Thom later worked in real estate for Coldwell Banker. He enjoyed Toastmasters, antiquities, reading, and writing poetry as well as short stories. Thom volunteered with many organizations including lay speaking, and serving at St. Mark United Methodist Church before becoming a member at Union United Methodist Church. He dearly loved his wife, children, and eight grandchildren. He remembered the forgotten, quietly served others, loved to make people laugh, and gave of himself thoughtfully and generously. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Kay Dorn Grooms; children, David (Stacey) Grooms, Bob (Heather) Grooms, and Kathy Boone; grandchildren, Thomas Boone, Brittany Boone, Sarah Boone, Bret Boone, Molly Boone, J.T. Grooms, Rachel Grooms, and Bailey Grooms. He is also survived by his brothers, Bill (Louise) Grooms, Donald (Miriam) Grooms, and Charles (Katherine) Grooms. He was predeceased by his brother, John Grooms. Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo with a Celebration of Life beginning at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church, 7582 Woodrow Street, Irmo, SC 29063. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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Brittany Boone

May 10, 2019

I am honestly at a loss for what to say here. My granddaddy was one of the strongest people I will ever know. He valued hard work and taking care of those that he loved. There is still so much that I wish I could say to him. If you were ever lucky enough to meet this man, you won't ever forget him. He brought joy to everyone he encountered. He was always there for us when we needed him. I love him more than words could describe.

Susan Whittle

May 9, 2019

Mary Kay and family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Tommy was a great man and we will always have fond memories of him. Our prayers are with you.

Susan and Wayne Whittle

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