Winston Groom
1943 - 2020
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Winston Groom was an author best known for his novel ‘Forrest Gump’ which was adapted into a popular movie starring Tom Hanks.

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Published in Colorado Hometown Weekly on Sep. 18, 2020.
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October 19, 2020
I liked his writing style , we had a lot in common as far as the Military goes
John Mizell, Sr.
October 13, 2020
I would like to express my condolences to the family. God is aware of the pain you are going through (Psalm 31:7). May he give you the strength that you need to get through this difficult time.
October 9, 2020
Please accept my sincere condolences to the Groom Family. May the God of all comfort who is the hearer of prayers be with you in your time of need with his loving kindness and peace as He strengthens you to cope during this difficult time. May family, friends and extended family cherish his memories.
September 27, 2020
God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the family's..My heartfelt condolences..
September 25, 2020
Blessings and peace to the Groom family. I will remember Winston Groom as a fun, storytelling, big smiling, eyes twinkling, taller than an oak, Southern gentleman. He was always accommodating and always smiling. He could weave a basket full of tales and was beyond brilliant. I'm sure he's bending God's ear, and well "that's all I got to say about that."
Jack Bacot
September 23, 2020
Beautifully written book and move. My sincere condolences to the Groom family. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss
September 22, 2020
Martha and I are very sorry for your loss, and we are loosing too many, too fast. I certainly wish I could have met Winston, having enjoyed many of his writings.
Martha & Jep Hill
September 22, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Groom. His Mother, Mrs. Ruth K. Groom taught English and Creative Writing classes at Murphy High School and it was fortunate to be in her class in 1966. Mr. Groom shared her wonderful smile and sense of humor. He will be missed by many.
Jewel T. Bragg
September 21, 2020
Your book will be remembered for inspiring the movie.
Stephanie Schell
September 21, 2020
"Forrest Gump" was one of the best movies of all time.
Stephanie D Schell
September 20, 2020
It was a sincere pleasure to have met and be acquainted with him. I’m grateful for all the help he gave us at Eat Alabama Wild Shrimp and the wonderful ads he helped us make. RIP, sir.
Debra McClantoc
September 20, 2020
Winston, I am glad I got to meet and talk with you at your book signing in Fairhope and then at a organization meeting in Mobile. My prayers for you and your family !!!
Frank Cain
September 20, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Groom family. My heart is filled with treasured memories of Winston and his time at Bobby Vans Bridgehampton NY. Willie Morris and Adam Shaw told Bobby and I that we were going to love him and when he arrived he didn’t disappoint . Night after night Winston and Bobby discussed Vietnam, They were both just recovering from their experience serving. Also much laughter, discussions with the great writers . Irwin Shaw. Willie Morris, Jim Jones and Bud Schulberg. I have tears in my eyes recalling those days . My hope is that they are all together.
Marina Van
September 20, 2020
I have such fond memories of Winston as a fellow member of the George Washington University Rugby Club during the 1970's and holding forth with him at the bar of F. Scott's in Georgetown. I am so sorry our paths never crossed again after he moved to New York to launch his literary career. Rest in peace, my friend. The world will be a sadder place without you. My heartfelt condolences to your family.
Michael Richwine
September 20, 2020
Please accept my sincere Groom Family, Forrest Gump was one of the greatest movies of all times. May the God of Comfort mend and bind up your grieving hearts with his tender care and loving kindness during this time of sorrow for your family. Winston left a footprint in this world that will never be forgotten. Thanks to Winston for writing that famous novel.
September 20, 2020
So many appreciated the writing talents, of Groom, he will be missed. Heartfelt condolences to the Groom family, may God be of comfort to all of you at this most difficult time.
September 20, 2020
thank you fly high now
Sharye Dominiak
September 19, 2020
SHALOM TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!! BROTHER JAMES 2:01-2:26 ...... MATTHEW 26:05-26:75 ....... MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!!!! PETER 22:03:22 ......... & JOHN 2:02-2:07-2:25-3:14-3:24 ??????????????
September 19, 2020
You Are Flying In Our Peaceful Heaven above... RIP sweetheart and A job well done !
Thank you so much for own style and daily dedication to this work, He is now in Heaven, the very own masterpiece From the Father of Heaven Himself, Amen !
Jennifer Frenkil
September 19, 2020
Dear Groom Family Rory and I sincerely express our condolences's on the loss of Winston Groom./and may he rest in faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
September 19, 2020
My heartfelt sorrow to all the family. Winston had a great impact on my life. We attended Murphy HS together. I always found him exceptionally engaging. Our lives paralleled from those days up through Vietnam except he went to Alabama; I to Auburn; he went Army and I Air Force. Forrest Gump, Vietnam, and the background of what we learned from those early days gave us a foundation that made the meaning and blessings of life a true reality. His mother was my English teacher. She taught in a way that gave life meaning. I will never forget her and hold her up to others as a lasting influence on me and many others. Rest in peace, Winston. You will remain in my thoughts and actions always. Thanks to the family for the role you played in making him a guidepost for a generation!
Alfred Ramsey
September 19, 2020
I first met Winston as a senior in high school when I was a guest in his
home for a junior tennis tournament. What impressed me most was
a Summer reading list his father has posted on Winston's bedroom door.
It started with Plato and continued to modern times. Winston drove me
around in English sports car that would likely be a collector's item today..

At the U of A, we both had Summer jobs in upper NY state and had a memorable drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains and on to NYC. There
was never a dull moment with Winston. Just as we were getting close to
one of the tunnels leading to the city, Winston large finned Dodge started
smoking and totally stoping. We were fortunate to make the last possible turn before getting stuck in the tunnel. I have often imagined what might have happened to 2 Southern boys with AL tags on their car, stopping tunnel traffic in 1962!

In subsequent years, it was always a pleasure to see Winston at his lectures and book signings in Atlanta. He was always gracious and understated. He will be missed by so many.

Fred Feinberg
Atlanta, Ga
Fred Feinberg
September 19, 2020
Scott Chamberland
September 19, 2020
My condolences.
September 19, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Groom family. May you find comfort in your treasured memories of Winston and May God continue to comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.
September 19, 2020
The world is grateful for Forrest Gump and will miss Winston Groom. I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and strength at this difficult time.
September 19, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Groom family, so very sorry for your loss, at this time of your tears, may God be with all of you to give you the strength and comfort you need to carry you through this very difficult time.
September 19, 2020
May God comfort,you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 19, 2020
Enjoyed the book, loved the movie.
September 18, 2020
To the family, friends and fans of Winston Groom, I am sorry for your loss. May the God of tender mercies and ALL comfort, comfort you at this time. We all remember Forrest Gump, and have fond memories of watching it with family.
September 18, 2020
You wrote a wonderful book sir,
and the pucture was wonderful and well.
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