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1952 James 2023

James Dennis Groover

November 23, 1952 — November 23, 2023

James Dennis Groover, known to his loved ones as "Dennis," passed away on November 23, 2023, in Rome, GA, on his 71st birthday. He was born on November 23, 1952, in Rome, GA, to James and Sarah Atkinson Groover.

Dennis was a highly respected administrator at Battey State Hospital later known as Northwest Regional Hospital, where he dedicated his career to helping others. His compassionate nature and unwavering commitment to his work enabled him to make a positive impact on the lives of many individuals. Education played a significant role in Dennis's life. He attended college at Shorter University, where he acquired the knowledge and skills necessary for his successful career.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dennis will be remembered for his kind and welcoming demeanor. He had an exceptional ability to make others feel at ease in his presence and possessed a great sense of humor that brought joy to those around him. In his leisure time, Dennis found solace in various hobbies and interests. He delighted in playing golf and throwing horseshoes, finding joy in the camaraderie of these activities. Additionally, he was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan, always cheering with enthusiasm for his beloved team. Cooking out and swimming were also among Dennis's favorite pastimes.

Above all else, Dennis considered his family to be his proudest accomplishment. His constant love and support served as an inspiration to his children: son, Jeffrey Groover of Lake Worth Beach, FL; Shannon Strange and her husband Daniel, Robert McQuese his wife Misty and Kierston Waters; several grandchildren and four great grandchildren cherished their time together and valued the bond they shared. Alongside family members were numerous other relatives and friends who held a special place in Dennis's heart. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Katheryn Lynn Lolley Groover.

To honor Dennis's memory, a visitation will be held at Salmon Funeral Home on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. The family will also receive friends for a visitation on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at 11:00 AM  until 11:45 AM. A graveside service will follow on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, at 1:00 PM EST at Providence Baptist Church Cemetery located on County Road 805 in Centre, AL. A procession from the funeral home to the cemetery will depart from the funeral home on Sunday at 12:00 PM.

James Dennis Groover's caring nature, dedication to his work, and ability to make others feel cherished have left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him. He will be greatly missed but forever remembered for his kindness and the joy he brought to those around him. Salmon Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James Dennis Groover. 

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Visitation

Saturday, December 2, 2023

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Sunday, December 3, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Sunday, December 3, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Providence Baptist Church Cemetery

0 County Road 805, Centre, AL 35960

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