April 11, 1972 - February 7, 2018
Mr. John Thomas Groom, affectionately known as Tommy by his friends and family, age 45, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Wellstar Paulding Hospital. Tommy was born on April 11, 1972, in Rockmart, GA, to parents, Mr. Richard Allan Groom and the late Mrs. Pamela Ruth East. He worked as a master carpenter doing mainly residential construction for many years and he served his country in the United States Army. Tommy thoroughly enjoyed fishing in his spare time and he was extremely friendly, Tommy never met a stranger. He loved all children and was a wonderful father. Tommy was known for being a good fighter, always seen with a smile on his face and would give you the shirt off his back if one would need it. He was always the spokesman for the party when the law showed up and he would often say that he didn’t yell, he talked loud. Tommy was very creative, was an avid movie buff and a die-hard UGA fan. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. In addition to his biological mother, Tommy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene (Dean) East, Bill (Rita) King and a step-sister, Jill Coffman. Tommy is survived by his beloved wife, Heather Pate Groom; two sons, Jack Groom, Laken Groom; one daughter, Pamela Groom; one step-son, Hunter Ridings; father, Richard (Linda) Groom; step-father, Tony (Gail) Stegall; mother, Teresa Hembree; siblings, Jeff (Tina) Groom, Dina Groom, Barry (Shea) Keown, Christina Groom (Anthony Hamedl), Steven (Onnolee) Groom and Ricky Groom; step-siblings, Jeff Stegall, Lisa Stegall and Dutch Matthews. Many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 3:00 PM, in the Chapel of Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Cole, Rev. Jeremy Hicks, Rev. Russell Aiken and Rev. Kevin Hembree officiating. Interment will follow in the Peaceful Meadows Memorial Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Please join the family in honoring his life by visiting www.jeffeberhartfuneralhome.com to sign the register book and share a memory. Jeff Eberhart Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. John Thomas “Tommy” Groom.
Mr. John Thomas Groom, affectionately known as Tommy by his friends and family, age 45, of Dallas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Wellstar Paulding Hospital. Tommy was born on April 11, 1972, in Rockmart, GA, to parents,... View Obituary & Service Information
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