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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

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

  • Aledo Ladycats at Joshua, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Hughes at Burleson High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Cleburne, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Cleburne at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

  • Aledo Ladycats vs. Burleson Centennial at AHS Softball Field, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Burleson Kerr at Aledo High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, April 10

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