Obituary: Dan Grooms, 72, Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

METAMORA — Danny H. “Dan” Grooms, 72, of Metamora, died Saturday June 29, 2013, at 10:23 p.m. at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born June 13, 1941, in Jackson, Tenn., to Wallace and Alice (Hoskins) Groom, he married Roberta Sage Dec. 20, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Christopher (Sue) Haney of Tampa, Fla., Mark Haney of Tampa, Fla., Brian (Erin Ogle) Grooms of Spring Bay; one daughter, Jana Grooms of Peoria; four grandchildren; one stepgrandson; one sister, Charlotte Keeton of Peoria; and two brothers, Wally (Sue) Groom of Henry and Steve (Dot) Groom of Franklin, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his his dog Shadow and several other dogs and numerous cats.

He was a Marine Corps veteran from the Vietnam era.

He retired in 1994 after 30 years at Caterpillar.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Spring Bay Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The ARK animal shelter at 477 State Route 26 in Lacon.