Ronald Van “Rip” Groce age 52 of Mulberry passed away Sunday June 30, 2013 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after a short illness.
A native of Fayetteville he was a son of the late Claude and Ruth Groce.
He worked in construction in framing and concrete. Ronald loved to fish, he participated in fishing tournaments, enjoyed being around friends and he loved life.
He is survived by a brother, Randall Groce and his wife Memory of Fayetteville, sisters; Rita Baker of Lynchburg and Jimmie Sue Pruitt and her husband Frank of Elora, nephews; Jamie and Jason Baker; Frankie, Doyle and Brad Pruitt; Tony and Timmy Groce and niece, Christy Cooney and several great nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday July 3, 2013 beginning at 12 noon with funeral services at 2 PM at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Myers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Booneville Cemetery.