STEVE GROCE Steve Groce, 58 of Southport, NC, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from cardiac arrest. He leaves behind his wife Peggy of St James, NC, his father, Doug Groce Sr., brothers Doug Groce Jr. and wife Tracey, Chris Groce and wife Kelly, all from Jacksonville, Florida. He also leaves behind eleven beautiful nieces and nephews. Steve's mother, Ruby predeceased his demise. May he rest in peace and know that he was loved. Steve was born on May 18, 1955 in Greensboro, NC. Steve graduated from the University of Georgia; received an MBA; worked in internet technology for thirty years, then retired in 2008. Steve was a proud an avid Georgia Bulldog alumnus. Traveling, golfing, playing pool, preparing taxes for others and participating in the volunteer efforts of Friends of Sea Turtles - Oak Island were some his interests. During his career Steve lived in many places and was happy to retire back to his home state, North Carolina. He was a loving husband, son, brother and uncle. He will be missed for his hearty laugh and quick wit. There will be a memorial service on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Southport, NC at 11:00 am with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider making donations to: Friends of Sea Turtles - Oak Island. This is a non-profit organization. Checks should be made out and sent to: Friends of Sea Turtles - Oak Island, 4 Deerwood Circle, Oak Island, NC 28465. You may send online condolences to www.peacocknewnamwhite.comPeacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Oct. 19, 2013