John Kenneth Grogg
February 11, 1947 – July 22, 2020
John K. Grogg, 73, passed away on July 22, 2020; loving husband of the late Patricia Ann Grogg for 54 yrs.; beloved father of John K. Grogg, Jr. and his wife Deborah, and Kimberly L. Carter and her husband Dave; dear brother of Amanda, Elizabeth, Patricia, Jeanette, Peggy; cherished grandfather of Wesley A. Grogg, and Megan A. Carter.
Services and interment private.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be directed in Mr. Grogg’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
John Kenneth Grogg
Patricia Ann Matzdorf
August 1, 2020
Our hearts are all saddened and empty to have lost our beloved Johnny and his precious wife, Patty. They were so young when they married ....Patty age 16 and Johnny at 18....and were together 54 years. Johnny so dearly loved Patty and his children Kimberly and John Jr. Without any experience or knowledge, and so young, Johnny was always admired for starting his own business, building it up, supporting his family well through the years. He was a hard worker so dedicated and devoted to his family, whom he adored. His heart was so good and so strong in his efforts to give his family a full and happy life together. I so admired my brother for his strength, loving his family with all his heart, for his success in life, and battling the 'hardest fight' that took his life. We will all miss Johnny and Patty as we journey through the rest of our lives. We loved you both so dearly. Yet we know our family will, one day, all gather together in God's Holy Kingdom, joining all our loved ones gone before us. Praise God for the assurance of that promised day to come.
Sister Patricia Matzdorf
July 30, 2020
Dad was fighting a fight he wasn’t going to win. Even knowing he was going to lose he gave it everything he had. He never gave up! My life is very empty without him. It broke my heart to say goodbye. I know he is in heaven with mom but I wish he was still here with me!
I love you
July 27, 2020
It is so heartbreaking to comprehend my little brother, Johnny, and his beloved wife, Patty, have been called to their Eternal Home within 6 months of one another. I think God needed two more Angels for some special purpose in His Holy Kingdom, so he chose Patty and Johnny to be Angels together forever. I was 10 years old when Johnny was born and oh how much I loved and adored him, and helping my Mom with him as much as possible. He was such a joy, so cute and chubby, with the most adorable and contagious smile I had ever seen. It hurts me still that he went through some rough times in his young life, but he was always loved, treasured and prayed for as 'the warm-hearted brother with a huge GIVING heart.' He was so devoted to our Mom and visited her every Sunday mornings as she aged....with breakfast pastries and sweets. Those times were very dear to my heart as I knew how very deeply and tenderly he loved his Mom. Johnny had a 'deep emotional and loving heart' that he often kept hidden, but underneath he was truly a sweetheart of a teddy bear. My heart aches and is saddened for Patty and Johnny's daughter, Kimberly, and son, John, Jr., and their families. I pray God will hold their hands each and every day, walking beside them, and directed their paths as they journey through this life. What a blessing it has been to have Patty & Johnny in our lives; we thank you Lord for giving them to us. I truly loved you both, Patty and Johnny, more than you will ever know and I will hold you dearly to my heart the rest of my days. I will carry you in my heart all the rest of my days until we meet again. Thanks be to God we will all get to be with one another again in God's Holy Kingdom.....and what a wonderfully happy and peaceful day that will be. So we Praise God from Whom All Blessings flow.....until we gather together in Eternity.
Jeanette M. Groth
Sister of John K. Grogg