Palmer, Tennessee – Mr. Elbert R. “Lad” Grooms, 83, passed away unexpectedly Monday April 29, 2019. He was born in Coalmont, Tennessee to Elbert B. “Pap” Grooms and Willie Mae Fults Grooms who preceded him in death along with his sister, Thelma Doris “Toodie” Langdon; brother, James Anthony Grooms.
He was a member of the Church of Christ at Coalmont and was retired from TFI in Palmer, Tennessee after 48 years of service. He was US Navy veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Nellie C. Overturf Grooms; daughter, Rejetta (David) Sellers, Franklin, Tennessee; sister, Peggy Grooms Payne; brother, Keith Jackson “Budge” ( Lou) Grooms; grandchildren, Andregg and Wrenn Sellers; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday Graveside at Fall Creek Cemetery with Minister Ray Winton officiating. Visitation: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM Wednesday at Layne Funeral Home, Palmer, Tennessee. www.laynefuneralhome.com