Billy G. Grooms(1935 - 2014)


Billy Gerald Grooms, 78, beloved husband of Mary June Grooms, father of William Jay Grooms of Frankfort, brother of Carl (Rita) Grooms of Louisville, brother-in-law of Anna Mae Carver of Owenton, uncle of John Grooms, Teena Gamble and Debbie Sigretto, passed peacefully on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at St. Elizabeth in Edgewood, KY. Bill earned his B.S. from Eastern Kentucky University and a MA from Xavier University. He did post graduate work at the University of Kentucky and at Eastern Kentucky University. Bill taught English, Biology and coached swimming at Senn High School in Chicago. He also taught English, Biology and coached basketball and football at Ludlow Independent Schools. He held administrative positions at the Northern Kentucky Technical School. After spending 28 years in in the education field, Bill joined state government in Frankfort where he was Director of Job Service and Special Programs Division and moved to the new division of Training and Employment. He spent two years in the United States Army in Europe, where he was assigned to the Surgeon General's Office. He was a member of Immanuel Methodist Church in Lakeside Park where services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to the hour of service at 1:00PM. Interment in Owenton Memorial Cemetery, Owenton, KY. Memorial Contributions can be made to the Kentucky United Methodist Children's Home, P.O. Box 749, Versailles, KY 40383 or the donor's . Ronald B. Jones Funeral Home serving the family. Online condolences to

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Jan. 24 to Jan. 25, 2014