March 19, 1957 - February 16, 2021
Mr. Richard Lewis Groce was born to the parentage of Mr. Curtis Henderson, Sr. and Ms. Lillie Groce, in Lincoln, AL on March 19, 1957. Before his passing, Richard enjoyed fishing, traveling, football, and the outdoors. He was a generous, fun-loving, outgoing, caring husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who was cherished by his family, dear friends, and all who knew him. He will surely be missed. At an early age, Richard accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior and united with Freewill Church of God in Christ in Lincoln, AL. Richard was a graduate of Lincoln High School Class of 1975 and later attended Jacksonville State University. Richard joined the military in 1975 and served for a total 25 years, 6 of those years were foreign service. Later Richard began working at William E. Donaldson Correctional Facility as a Correctional Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections until he retired. After retirement, he began working part time in corrections. Along Richard’s life journey, he married Mrs. Bernice Turner Groce. Richard always loved, provided, and cared for his family. Richard gained his heavenly wings on February 16, 2021, at the age of 63. He is preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Curtis Henderson, Sr. and Ms. Lillie Groce; his sister, Valera Ann Groce; his brother, Terry Lamont Embry Sr.; and son Dextra L. Groce. He will forever be cherished and remembered by: his wife, Mrs. Bernice Turner Groce: son, Corey D. (Lori) Groce of Alabaster, AL; daughter, Natasha L. Groce of Atlanta, GA; grandson, Joshua Groce of Alabaster, AL; two stepdaughters, LaCendia (Kenneth) Swain of Talladega, AL and Tonisheya (Keimon) Henderson of Lincoln, AL; four step grandchildren, Teighan Grace Henderson of Lincoln, AL, Kendall Swain, Kentavious Turner, and Delvonner Collins all of Talladega, AL; five sisters, Linda (Bobby) Pearson and Mary Nell Rock all of Lincoln, AL, Janice Bracken of Tampa, FL, Crystal Henderson of Cleveland, OH and Brenda Morgan of Fort Wayne, IN; four brothers, Curtis Henderson, Jr. of Bessemer, AL, Elvis (Shirley) Groce of Greenville, SC, Victor (Jennifer) Henderson and Greg Henderson of Pell City, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Mr. Richard Lewis Groce was born to the parentage of Mr. Curtis Henderson, Sr. and Ms. Lillie Groce, in Lincoln, AL on March 19, 1957. Before his passing, Richard enjoyed fishing, traveling, football, and the outdoors. He was a generous, fun-loving,... View Obituary & Service Information
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