Larry Odell Grooms, 77, of Columbia, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Born in Columbia, SC, on August 30, 1944, he was a son of the late Frank Odell and Eula Mae Lloyd Grooms. Mr. Grooms was a US Navy veteran and spent his career in Auto Body and Repair. He was owner of Alpine Paint and Body for many years and a former member of the North Columbia Rotary Club. He enjoyed working in his yard and tending to his flowers.

Survivors include his wife, Alma Ard Grooms; son, Eric D. Grooms (Tracy); grandson, Cody Grooms (Taylor); great-grandson, Jackson Grooms; and sisters, Jeretha “Reba” Johnson, Ann Cockrell and Patricia Isler (Glen).

The funeral service for Mr. Grooms will be held at 2 o’clock, Monday, June 20th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home beginning at 1 o’clock.

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