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William Reece Grooms

Newport, TN

William Reece Grooms departed his Earthly home for his Heavenly home on Monday, June 11, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, having fought a courageous battle of cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Bob Grooms; sisters, Barbara "Jo" Cates and Jane Ann Grooms; grandparents, Pearl and Roy Wheeler and Milas and Belle Grooms; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Polly and Dean Ealy; nieces and nephews, Reecie, Donna and Mike "Kramer" Cates; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl; boys, Josh and Cody; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Carole and Jimmy Dale and Tammy; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Glenda Dean and Arlis McNealy; cousin who was like a sister, Dot Barnes; numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins; his co-workers at Dow Chemical, formerly Rohm and Haas Knoxville, Tennessee; and many, many other friends. Funeral Services will be at 7:00 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 in the Manes Funeral Home Chapel with Rick Clevenger and Scott Gorrell officiating. The family will receive friends at Manes Funeral Home from 4:00-7:00 pm Friday prior to the funeral services. Entombment will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 in Resthaven Memorial Mausoleum. For those wishing to do so, Memorials in Memory of Reece can be made to Celebrate Life Cancer Support, P.O. Box 263, Newport, TN 37822 or , 871 N. Weisgarber Rd, Knoxville, TN 37909. Family and friends may sign the guest register online at Arrangements by Manes Funeral Home.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on June 14, 2018
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