Mary Frances Grooms

February 6, 1936January 18, 2019

Mary Frances Grooms, 82, of Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 18, 2019. She was a lifelong member of Second United Methodist Church. Mary Frances was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, David Grooms; her parents, U.G. and Lillian Turner; and her brother, U.G. Turner, Jr.

Mary Frances is survived by her children, Janet (Mark) Patterson, Cindy (George) Myers, Allan (Diane) Grooms, and Amy (Greg) Baker; grandchildren, Greg (Tanja) Patterson, Matt, Erin, Corey and Alex Myers, Christopher and Cody Baker, and Raegan and Jake Grooms; great-granddaughters, Emily and Ava Patterson; sister, Pamela (Cecil) Anderson; and several nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a Funeral Service to follow at Second United Methodist Church. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 11:00 am at Berry Highland Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mary Frances's name to Second United Methodist Church, 1524 Western Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37921.


  • Second United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Yvonne Thaxton

January 22, 2019

The Grooms Family

May beautiful memories bring you peace during this time. I worked with Mary Frances at Metz and Kerchner and we had some awesome times. I'm going to miss our yearly phone calls to one another on our shared birthday. Your celebration will be greater than what I can only imagine. on February 6th. You are now back with the love of your life David. You will truly be missed!

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Yvonne and Harold Thaxton

Linda Miller

January 21, 2019

Our deepest condolences on the loss of Mary Francis. Sorry we could not attend the service.
Much love and God Bless.
Linda & Barry Miller
Red & Shirley Williams
(Second Methodist)

Brenda Luttrell

January 20, 2019

Amy and Family:

You are in my thoughts and prayers. I so enjoyed getting to know your dad at work, and it was a treat to talk with your mom when she visited or brought him sometimes. I know it has been such a short time since you lost David, and I am sorry that now you have lost your mom. I can't imagine what you are going through. I feel like I still have the best of them because now I work with you.

Reneau Cooper Howard

January 20, 2019

I am saddened to learn of Mary Frances' passing. Our parents were in the same Sunday School class for decades and I have fond memories of your mom (and dad), always smiling and making everyone feel loved. My prayer is her kindness and big smile lives on through her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You were blessed to have wonderful parents. I am Fate and Virginia's youngest daughter.