Dr. Edward Davis Grohman

September 14, 1930September 12, 2018

Dr. Edward Davis Grohman, age 87, of Knoxville, formerly of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on September 12, 2018. Ed was a member of the Presbytery of East Tennessee. He attended Graystone Presbyterian Church, where he sang in the choir since 1969 and also taught Sunday School. Ed graduated from Grove City College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Pittsburgh-Xenia Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, the University of Tennessee with a Master of Science, and Johns Hopkins University with a PhD in Semitic Languages. Ed taught at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and then Knoxville College for over 30 years. He and his late wife, Sara, spent most of 40 summers in Great Britain. He was an accomplished flautist and very active in the local music community. Ed is preceded in death by his wife, Sara Emma Grohman; sister, Jean Davis Grohman; and parents, Earl and Genevieve Grohman. He is survived by brother, Dr. Don Grohman of Chattanooga, and two sisters in California: Margaret Burns and Elizabeth Rowett. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11:00 am October 27, 2018 at Graystone Presbyterian Church, 139 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920. Rev. Dr. Leslie Rust officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. A light lunch will follow the service. Graveside services will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Deacons' Fund at the Graystone Presbyterian Church.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dr. Edward Davis Grohman

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Ronnie Jones

December 5, 2018

I am a former student of Dr. Ed Grohman at Knoxville College from 1975 thru 1979. Dr. Grohman is the reason I am a Software Systems Engineer. As his student, he challenged my mind to expand beyond learning routines of Math and Software, as well as allowed me to challenge his thoughts and solutions. This gave me the confidence needed to succeed professionally and in life. From time to time I often wondered how Dr. Grohman was doing, and I actually took the time to one day reach out to him and thank him for the large role he played in my life. Speaking to him again was a personal joy! Dr. Grohman made me his Student Assistant, recommended me to take the job at Knoxville College as their Administrative Computer Service Director, and provided me with thinking skills I still use today. I look forward to seeing Dr. Grohman again in that Great Getting Up Morning when our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ returns to take His children home. I leave the reader of this memory with a charge to read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. There you will find great comfort. Thank you, Dr. Ed Grohman, for making a huge and significant difference on me, Knoxville College, and this planet.

Jacquelyn Eberhart-Wilson

October 26, 2018

I’m a former student (Knoxville College) of Dr. Grohman. He was hands down one of the best professor I had. I remember when he and his wife invited our class over for dinner, we had spaghetti… It was NICE to get a home cooked meal for a change. I often remember how he taught me to solve mathematical problems in my head. I said to him I can’t do that of course he said yes you can. I did master the skill thanks to him ( ha). Thanks again Dr. Grohman for your commitment to Knoxville College/students and our success.