James William Grooms, 80, of Folkston, GA passed away Saturday, December 18 at his home. He was born August 17, 1941 in Folkston, GA to the late William Ross Grooms and Rachel Geiger Sandidge. He proudly served his country in the US Air Force. He retired from Kennedy Space Center after 39 years of service. He was a member of Homeland Congregational Holiness Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father: Kenneth Sandidge; step-mother: Macie Grooms; sister: Patricia Grooms; brothers-in-law: Paul Nighbert and John Owens and a nephew: Bucky Grooms.
He is survived by his wife of 13 years: Cheryl T. Grooms; sons: Troy (Beth) Grooms, Jimmy (Shana) Grooms, Neil (Jennifer) Grooms, Shaine (Christine) Grooms; step-daughter: Jordan Walker; sisters: Gloria Ashburn, Pamela Sandidge, Penelope Nighbert, Kathy Cooper and Kimberly Darnell; brothers: Royce (Pamela) Grooms, Gregory (Cindy) Grooms; 11-grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; the mother of his children: Donna Grooms and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 22, at 1:00 PM in the chapel of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Walker officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday, December 22 beginning at 11:30 AM. Burial will follow in Brickyard Cemetery in Hilliard, FL.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, 526 Oakwood Street, Folkston, Georgia 31537.