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Gary Thomas Groce
December 16, 1948 ~ August 25, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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“Gary” Thomas Groce, 74, of Mocksville, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2023 at the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury.
Born in Yadkin County on December 16, 1948, he was the son of Edna Wishon Lawrence and the late Locksley Hall Groce.
Mr. Groce was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the Fourth Infantry Division. He was an independent contractor and a member of Wyo Bible Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge. Mr. Groce loved spending time with his grandbabies! He was an avid Harley Davidson rider and loved his muscle cars and golf.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, George Thomas Williams.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years, Barbara Shore Groce; son, Bradley Hall Groce of Mocksville; daughter, Kristy Renee Groce of Mocksville; sisters, Nancy Williams, Mary Jane Snow (Wes), Judy Hauser (Kerry), and Debi Griffin (Ricky); grandchildren, Carter Thomas Groce and Rue Nicole Hunter.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Wyo Bible Methodist Church with Pastor David Stetler officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the W.G Bill Hefner VA Medical Center Hospice Unit, 1601 Brenner Ave, Salisbury, NC 28144-2515.
Lyerly Funeral Home is serving the Groce family. Online condolences may be made at www.lyerlyfuneralhome.com.