David Groce

January 16, 1972January 25, 2019
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David Gerald Groce passed away on January 25, 2019 at the age of 47 years old. David was employed by Rockwell Automation for fourteen years. He was recognized both locally and nationally for his work with corporate clients. He loved to golf, read, and travel with his girls. His daughters, Morgan and Lauren, were his pride and joy. He lived his life devoted to them. He is survived by his two beautiful daughters, Morgan Alexandra, 16, and Lauren Avery, 12, his former wife Angel Groce, parents Rev. and Mrs. James Groce, sister and brother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Anthony Daniels, six nieces, two nephews, and his two loyal companions Charlie and Watson. David was preceeded in death by his loving brother Todd Groce. Visitation is on Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. Service will be held at Roswell Funeral Home, 950 Mansell Road, Roswell, Georgia, 30076. Rev. Devon Mills and Rev. James L. Groce will officiate. Internment will follow.


  • Dee Murray, Active Pallbearer
  • Nathan Terrier, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Burke , Active Pallbearer
  • David Meade, Active Pallbearer
  • Eric Groce, Active Pallbearer
  • Rusty Knowles , Active Pallbearer
  • Watson Groce , Honorary Pallbearer
  • Charlie Groce, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, February 1, 2019

David Groce

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Teresa Wright

February 4, 2019

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with the Groce family and David's many friends and loved ones. I'm so sorry for your loss. May your sorrow be softened by sweet and long-lasting memories and of course, by our gracious GOD who holds all answers, promises and peace.

Greg Snyder

February 1, 2019

To David’s family,

I pray the Holy Spirit is bringing you comfort during this very difficult time. May the words and memories shared today (and in the future) always be a reminder of how much you and David are loved. Watching his tribute movie, and reading the comments from family and friends, it is obvious we were all fond of David in many of the same ways. My heart is hurting for you all…

With deepest condolences,

Greg Snyder

Pamela Adams

February 1, 2019

Bro and Sis Groce and the girls,
We send our heart felt sympathy to you all. This is Only a hurt that God can heal. But He can heal just the same. May you know we are keeping you in our prayers in days and months ahead.

Love you much.
The Adams , from Pensacola

chris pantages

January 31, 2019

To Elder & Sis. Groce and Family, Angel, Morgan and Lauren

The Pantages Family sends our prayers and condolences! Our hearts are breaking for you all. I have great memories of David, Belgium, Cuba, etc. You will continue to be in our prayers.

With Love and Prayers,
chris pantages and family

Tim Spell II

January 31, 2019

Angel, neither time nor distance has been able to pry me away from the closeness I knew to you and all the other Spell cousins...I'm always about a blink of an eye away from a flashback to our childhood, terrorizing Ma'Maw and Pa'Paw Spell out in Clinton. There may not be any closeness by association between Morgan and Lauren and me, but technically, they are guilty by bloodline to the charge of being labeled "Spell cousins". Blood only makes us related, but it's loyalty that makes us family. I said that to say this; my heart is hurting for you. This is a heaviness that no one can know, aside from you and the girls, and Elder & Sis. Groce. In your deathless attempt to apply meaning and kn
ow answers, just know that you have not been abandoned. "...troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;". As for my part, justly fit words are never more illusive than as in moments like this one, and helpful thoughts are all so hollow feeling. Notwithstanding, you are and will remain in my thoughts and my prayers. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of all the things that you've loved and lost in the fire...David the Dad, and as husband...and as a good son to Elder & Sis. Groce. He is Comforter, and His Grace will be sufficient for every trial we face. I love you Angel!

Always your cousin in crime,

~Tim C Spell II

Randy Osaman

January 31, 2019

To Bro. And Sis. Groce and all the family,

Sis. Osman and I send our prayers and condolences! Our hearts are breaking for y’all. I have great memories of David and I of years ago . Always fun to be with and a great friend! Spent time in our home. We will always remember him. You will continue to be in our prayers.

Lyndal Hair

January 31, 2019

To all of the family of David, I give my deepest sympathy, love, & prayers. I have fond memories of David hanging out at our house with our kids. He also set up our church computer. He was so kind, intelligent, & handsome. He will be missed. 💔💔💔

Donna Meade

January 30, 2019

Eld. & Sis. Groce, Glenda, Angel, Morgan, Lauren and the Garrett family,

So sorry for the loss of David!My heart breaks for you all! You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! Sending my love to you all! May God give you the strength you need! The Meade family loves you and the Meade family loved David! ❤️🙏

Love and prayers,
Donna Meade

Peter Connell

January 30, 2019

Elder & Sis. Groce and extended family,

Please know that you are in our prayers. May the Lord bring peace as only He can do during so difficult a time as this. He is our “very present help”—and I know that you will feel His help and strength now and in the days ahead.

With love and prayers,

Pete and Carol Connell & family
Oakley, CA

Terry Meade

January 30, 2019

Eld. Groce and family,
We send our condolences and prayers for all at the loss of David. May God comfort and help you during this difficult time.

Bro. and Sis. Terry Meade
Cincinnati, Ohio