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“I am so very sorry for your loss. From all the stories you have told me your father was an amazing man and had a great sense of humor. I know you...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Soraiya

“Corey and Miss Shirley, I'm so sorry for your loss of Mr. Grooms. He was always so sweet to us at SEWE every year. We will miss his smiling face...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Joanie Paulling - Folly Beach, SC

“I was so sad to hear of Louie's passing. He was one of my favorite cousins, and I have many memories of him. My thoughts and prayers go out to his...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Agnes Smith Warner

“My heart goes out to Mrs. Shirley and family. I had the pleasure of spending good times at The Ark watching Louis smile and laugh. You will surely be...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Debra Brigham

“So sorry to hear of my cousin Louie's passing....our thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bobby Giordano - Tryon, NC

“So sorry to hear of Louie's passing . I have lost a great friend but I know he has been healed and no longer suffering anymore . May the Lord and...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Ron (Rabbit) Roumillat

“I am so very sorry for you loss. I send you all love! ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Tammy Standish Standish - NC


Louis "Louie" Bertie Grooms, Jr., 74, of Summerville, South Carolina, husband of Shirley Myrtle Isgett Grooms, entered into eternal rest Thursday, February 4, 2021. His graveside inurnment will be held, Friday, February 12, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Summerville Cemetery, 1330 Boonehill Rd., Summerville, SC 29483. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Louie was born June 16, 1946 in Summerville, South Carolina, son of Louis Bertie Grooms and Marie Elizabeth McAlister Grooms. He was a graduate of Summerville High School where he was a member of the golf team and the marching band. He was a former member of the South Carolina Army National Guard. His entire career as a railroad carman was spent with Seaboard Coastline Railroad which later became CSX Transportation from which he retired after more than 40 years of service. His interests included many side business adventures that turned into hobbies. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and in his later years he enjoyed antiquing and acquired a vast collection of cookie jars.

He is survived by his wife of Summerville, SC; two sons, Corey J. Grooms and Ryan K. Grooms both of Summerville, SC; one daughter, Stacey M. Grooms and her wife Sarah Turk of Charlotte, NC; a daughter-in-law, Melissa Yates Grooms of Summerville, SC; two grandsons, Gage K. Grooms and Ryan N. Yates both of Summerville, SC; one granddaughter, Vivien S. Morton of Charlotte, NC and one great granddaughter, Kashlynn Yates of Summerville, SC.

Memorials may be made to The ARK, P.O. Box 1540, Summerville, SC, 29484.