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Robert Groom

April 14, 2014 by Phil Major

Born: 
Thursday, May 27, 1937
Died: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Services: 
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Shady Oaks Country Club
Funeral Home: 
White's Funeral Home Weatherford, 817-596-4811

Robert Groom, 76, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, while enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, playing golf with friends.
Memorial service is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at Shady Oaks Country Club.
Robert Wayne Groom was born May 27, 1937, in Nemo, son of the late Jake and Dortha Hendon Groom. He married Linda Dixon in Fort Worth Oct. 14, 1988. Groom served as a captain in the Army and worked in the real estate industry for over 40 years. Among his passions were golf, metal detecting, traveling and spoiling his 10 grandchildren. He was a member of Shady Oaks Country Club and a longtime member of Ridglea Country Club. Groom graduated in 1955 from Polytechnic High School and later earned a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University, an M.F.A. from the University of Dallas, and a ranch management degree from TCU.
Groom served as high school class president and lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He continued his natural athletic abilities at Hardin Simmons University where he also played football, baseball and basketball. A Fort Worth resident for over 70 years, he frequently recognized Fort Worth acquaintances and never forgot a name.
Groom was preceded in death by a brother, Travis Groom.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Linda Groom of Fort Worth; children, Robin Riccelli of Austin, Leslie Dominguez and husband, Andy, of Austin, Bret Whiteley and wife, Ruie, of Fort Worth, Terry Fuqua and wife, Pam, of Aledo, and Dan Fuqua and Jessica, of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren, Christina Riccelli, Kirsten LeCompte, Camden Whiteley, Matthew Fuqua, Madi Riccelli, Josh Fuqua, Alex Dominguez, Katie Dominguez, Evelyn Fuqua and Georgia Fuqua; great-granddaughter, Shaelyn LeCompte; and a brother, Winky Groom of Fort Worth.

Sports Calendar

Monday, November 24

  • Aledo Bearcats at Saginaw, B 3:00 p.m., A 6:00 p.m., JV 4:30 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 25

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Timbercreek at Aledo High School, B 1:30 p.m., A 12:00 p.m., JV 1:30 p.m., and Varsity 3:00 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Birdville at Aledo High School, Freshmen 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 2

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Birdville, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Springtown, Freshmen 5:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m. and Varsity 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Freshmen and JV at Mineral Wells Invitational

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Weatherford New Car Dealers Tournament

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at Fort Worth Cowtown Classic

Tuesday, December 9

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Stephenville at Aledo High School, B 6 p.m., A 4:30 p.m., JV 6 p.m. and Varsity 7:30 p.m.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Granbury, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Thursday, December 11

  • Aledo Bearcats B, A, JV and Varsity at Decatur Tournament

Monday, December 15

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Southwest at Aledo High School, B 5 p.m., A 5 p.m. and JV 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 16

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Cleburne at Aledo High School, Freshmen 5 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

Friday, December 19

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, A 8 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 6:30 p.m., *District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Joshua at Aledo High School, Freshmen 6:30 p.m., JV 5 p.m. and Varsity 8 p.m., *District Game

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