He worked 32 years for the City of Dallas Water Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Virginia Fryman.
Survived by daughter, Robin Groce and husband Troy; 5 grand kids: Gabby Padilla, Nicole Padilla, Anthony Padilla, Skyler Groce, and Joshua Groce and wife Alexis Groce; and one great-granddaughter, Elise Groce.
Funeral Service is 2:00 PM Friday at Jaynes.
Interment will be at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Dallas.