Maxie Carl Grooms Sr., 78 of Friendship died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at SOMC Hospice. He was born May 10, 1941, in Adams County to the late Luther and Lena Kerr Grooms. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Maxie was a laborer at Adams Bakery Company for 34 years and worked at Glockner Chevrolet for 12 years. He attended the 8th Street Wesleyan Chapel in West Portsmouth.
Maxie is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Hayslip Grooms whom he married February 2, 1959, a son, Maxie Carl Grooms Jr., a daughter, Vicky Lynn (Larry) Arthur, 3 grandchildren; Joshua (Kristin) Grooms, Jessica (Joshua) Moore, and Bradly (Angelina) Grooms, 5 great-grandchildren; Kaly, Kinly, Lilly, Aiden, and Ellie, a brother, Ronald (Sheryl) Grooms, a sister, Mary Nesbit, along with several nieces and nephews.