Clarence Groomer

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Clarence Vollney "C.V." Groomer, 87, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home in The Woodlands, Texas on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. C.V. was born Sept. 26, 1930, in Berwyn, Oklahoma, the second child of Clara and Loyd Groomer. After graduation from Eunice High School in Eunice, New Mexico he enlisted in the Army and served as a sergeant during the Korean War. After the war, C.V. returned home to Eunice where he met and married the love of his life, Willa Faye Lynn. They were married March 7, 1955, and had two children.

Two weeks after returning home from the war, C.V. began his career working for Phillips 66 in Oil Center, New Mexico. He went on to dedicate 35 years to Phillips Petroleum working as a logistics manager. After C.V.'s retirement from Phillips he went to work as a contractor for Philippine National Oil Company, and then for Occidental Petroleum.

Throughout his 50-year career in the oil business, C.V. and his family lived overseas during many of those years, which provided him and his wife Faye the opportunity to travel the world extensively with their children. They lived and traveled to places such as Albania, Italy, Singapore, China, Norway, Nigeria, Russia and many others.

C.V. was a 32nd Degree Mason and an Eastern Star for more than 50 years. He was a devoted Houston Astros fan and was thrilled to watch them win the World Series. He also had a great love for the Dallas Cowboys.

In addition to his activities, C.V.'s life devotion was to his wife, family and the Lord. He was lovingly known to his grandchildren as "Papa C.V." He was a gentle man with an outstanding sense of humor, and had an immense talent for creative writing. He was known for always writing to newspapers with his thoughts or opinion, and jokingly referred to himself as the "world's greatest writer." His family enjoyed hearing and reading his stories, laughing at his songs, and receiving his notes in the mail. His experiences traveling the world gave him a unique perspective in life and an open mind. His love for his family and friends was always known, and he will be greatly missed.

C.V. was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ramona Kyle; and brothers, Ellis and Harold. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Willa Faye; daughter, Cheryl Payne and partner Deborah Nichols; son, Guy Groomer and wife Agnez; granddaughter, Kendall Slagle and husband Randall; granddaughter, Kelli Rollins and husband Austin; grandson, Bailey Groomer; great-grandson, Trey Slagle; sister, Sue Ann Kelton; and many other nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

C.V.'s family would like to thank the nurses and aides at Kindred Hospice and Kindred at Home who helped lovingly care for C.V. in his final months.

Per C.V.'s request there will be no funeral services, however the family will hold a celebration of his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas, Texas.


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McNutt Funeral Home & Crematory
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Conroe, TX 77301
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Published on from Nov. 20 to Dec. 3, 2017
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