Roy Emerson Groom
1936 - 2018
BORN
1936
DIED
2018
FUNERAL HOME
Arnold Funeral Home - Canton
1517 North Market Ave.
Canton, OH
Roy Emerson Groom 1936 - 2018

On May 23, 2018, Roy Emerson Groom, age 81, celebrated his salvation by meeting with his Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. Roy was surrounded by his loving children and sister during his final time here on Earth at Mercy Medical Center.

Roy was born on Aug. 16, 1936 to Velma C. (Snyder) and Emerson H. Groom. He graduated from Middlebranch High School in 1954 and attended First Congregation Church and later First Christian Church. He worked as a baker at Laverne's and Litty's Bakeries. Later he owned his own bakery in Wellsville, Ohio. He went on to become a pilot, and he dearly loved flying acrobats. He taught flying lessons at Harry Clever Airfield in New Philadelphia, Ohio. In addition, he taught ground school at Kent State Campus in New Philadelphia. He went on to work for Brentco Aerial Company flying utility lines in Michigan. He loved to take family members and friends on plane rides and scaring them with stalls and spins. He was a Captain of the Civil Air Patrol where he served as a flight instructor. He loved making people laugh, constantly teasing, joking and smiling.

He has many dear close friends among them Steve and Jim Litty, Paul Giannoble and J. R. Legg.

Roy is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Harold, Thomas, Richard "Dick" and Paul Groom; son William Scott "Bill" Groom. He is survived by his sister Shirley Caldwell; children Debra Wuertz (Dennis) Proper, Paula Berry, Jeffery "Jem" Groom, Sara (Stephen "Doc") Johnson and Kara McCullough; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family of Roy Groom express their great appreciation to the staff of Canton Christian Home for their compassion and care.

Calling hours are Friday June 1st, 5-7 p.m. at Arnold Funeral Home Canton and Saturday one hour prior to services. Funeral services are Saturday June 2nd 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Tim Brown officiating. Memorials may be made directly to the family to help with expenses.

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Published by The Repository on May 27, 2018.
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1517 North Market Ave., Canton, OH
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Arnold Funeral Home - Canton
1517 North Market Ave., Canton, OH
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11:00a.m.
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1517 North Market Ave., Canton, OH
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Remembering Roy as a an who had a smile and greeting for everyone. I have some pictures of Roy I would love to give to a family member if they would like them. Send me a email please. [email protected]
Ella DeVore
May 27, 2020
I met Roy while we were both residents at Schoenbrunn Healthcare. He was such a sweet man. Now he has eternal wings to fly with. Rest in Peace Roy.
Ella DeVore
May 27, 2018
Roy was my dad's cousin. Thoughts and prayers to the family. You have my condolences.
Melanie Snyder
May 27, 2018
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