Allen "Tex"-Groff-Obituary

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Allen "Tex" Groff

Sachse, Texas

Sep 20, 1927 – May 7, 2019 (Age 91)


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Allen "Tex" Groff was born September 20, 1927 to Wilbur and Opal Groff in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He passed away May 7, 2019 at the age of 91. He attended Frank Phillips College, received a degree in education from Henderson State University and a masters in counseling from Southern...

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Our heartfelt condolences to all the family members. Praying for may God help you all heavenly peace and comfort you all

A great soul serves everyone. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.

Pastor Groff and his fami are so beloved to our family. He married Michael and I 43 years ago in Granite City, Illinois. When we think of him I think of a quote by Mia Angelou: A great soul serves everyone. A great soul never dies.It brings use together again and again. We love you Groff family.

When we think of Pastor Groff, who married us 43 yrs. ago, it brings to mind this, from Mia Angelou:
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.
We love you.

"Tex" was FAR more than a co-worker in the Lord. Allen was a 'father figure', mentor, confidante, brother in Christ, etc. Met he and Joyce in 1981 and were "hooked" on them individually and as a couple instantly. Joyce had a "dream" during valve replacement that I drove a Harley to pick her up once discharged home and the "dream" was real enough that it stuck as a teasing point for many years. Met an artist/cartoonist here who drew a picture of...

When I moved to Lavon and found out that Allen lived in Sachse, we renewed and deepened our friendship by meeting at Whataburger for lunch or dinner. What a joy to listen to his wisdom and whimsical way of looking at life. We swapped church war stories and talked about everyone we knew in common. I will miss my times with Allen. They were too few for sure. Glad that now he has, (as he said), Rejoyced! I'm sure he and Richard Dobbins and so many other of his brethren have formed a very...

Fondly remembering Pastor Groff, this weekend, as he married us at Hillcrest on May 11. Pastor Groff was a kind, gentle, personable, wise & witty servant of the Lord. Our sincere condolences to Allen Groff's family.

My Dear Uncle,
I am heart broken to have received the news this week but rejoice in the fact your journey has just begun. To be united with Aunt Joyce, Grandpa and Grandma, Mom, Deon and James is exciting , so you guys keep the party going till we get there.

You always introduced me as "Your namesake" and knowing how close you and Mom were makes me so happy to be connected to you in that way. My dear uncle, if you had not ended up in Granite City, I would have not...

I adored Tex! He and Joyce loved Phil and I like no one else! He was so good to us and our precious memories of him will live with me till I see him on the other side! I can't wait to see him again and I hope it's soon for all of us. God placed he and Joyce in our lives at a critical time in our ministry. Words can't convey our feelings of loss but I'm happy for him and the joy he's experiencing now! Praying for Jan, Teresa, Scott and Denise!