Glenn Daniel “Danny” Grooms, age 78, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at St. Thomas West in Nashville, Tennessee. Danny was born June 28, 1943, in Columbia, Tennessee to the late Roy Grooms and Mary Etta England Grooms.
Danny Grooms was the definition of an honest, steadfast, hardworking, God-fearing man. He was more than dependable, someone who was always there for you. He showed these qualities throughout his life over and over. His life began humbly, working with his father and brothers in the tobacco fields, they worked hard-learned life lessons together. He raised his own family with the firm loving choices of a good parent. He would tell his son Danny “You can do this with a whoopin’ or without a whoopin’ but either way, you’re gonna do it.” Danny worked happily alongside his father and brothers for 40 years farming tobacco. Finally, after retiring from farming, Danny spent 15 years tending the grounds of Maury Regional Medical Center. When the day’s work was done, Danny always loved to fish and hunt. He especially enjoyed catfishing with his brothers and deer and squirrel hunting with his son. No matter what size it was, the first catch of the day always went into the live well. Danny also enjoyed spending time with his family cheering on the Braves or Volunteers when they were playing. And boy did Danny like to eat. After any homemade meal, he would say with a smile, “That was the best I ever had.” Danny attended Porters Chapel Methodist church his entire life and was baptized and married there. Danny spent 57 years with his wife Doris Faye Grooms and together they raised a family that was everything to them. He did everything for them that he could, instilled work ethic, and doing things the right way, strong faith, and what it means to be a good man. Danny is deeply loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Danny is survived by his son: Danny (Michelle) Grooms; grandchildren: Aaron Grooms, Katie Grooms, Justin (Kelsey Reed) McNeese, and Daniel (Candy) McNeese; great-granddaughter: Braicelynn McNeese; siblings: Roy (Betty) Grooms, Billy Jean (William) Owens, Patsy Fralix, Arnold (Patricia) Grooms, Charles (Nancy) Grooms, and Tony (Beverly) Grooms; sister-in-law: Ellen Spires; sister-in-law: Marcie Kelley and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins. Danny is preceded in death by his wife of 57 years Doris Faye Grooms, daughter Tammy Grooms McNeese, and brother-in-law David Fralix.
The family will visit with friends Sunday, December 26, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, TN. Funeral Services will be held Monday, December 27, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant with Eddie Watson and Danny Grooms officiating. Following services, Danny will be laid to rest beside his wife Doris at Arlington Cemetery in Mount Pleasant, TN.
Pallbearers will be: Aaron Grooms, Dwayne Grooms, Chuck Grooms, Larry Pierce, Justin McNeese, and James “Little Man” Spires.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: the members of Porter’s Chapel Methodist Church, Daniel McNeese, James Carothers, Tim Pascal, and Eddie Knodel.
Williams Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be given to the family online at