Cover photo for Donald Lee Grooms, Jr.'s Obituary
Donald Lee Grooms, Jr. Profile Photo

Donald Lee Grooms, Jr.

July 29, 1962 — January 24, 2022

Donald Lee Grooms, Jr.

Donald Lee Grooms Jr, 59, died on January 24, 2022. Don was born on July 29, 1962, to Donald and Emogene Grooms of Aurora, Colorado.

Don enlisted in the Army when he was seventeen and attended basic training in Monterey, California. From there, he was stationed at Herzo Artillery Base in Herzogenaurach, Germany where he explored Europe. Don, a free spirit, traveled west to California before finding his way to Texas. He opened Lion Prints in Bryan and moved to Madisonville in 2005. He then began working with Madison County and then with the City of Madisonville as the Code Enforcement Officer and Building Inspector.

Don loved family, friends, cooking, music and finding hidden treasure along the way. Collecting treasure was his favorite hobby. When Don met Sallie, his passion became working alongside her at Bluebird Haven Estates. He loved that he had a part in creating beautiful memories for those in love. Don and Sallie married on November 11, 2021.

Don always had a smile on his face and would brighten the room with life stories, silly dad jokes or lighthearted pranks. He never took any time for granted, especially with those he loved dearly. It didn’t matter if he was just grabbing a bite to eat or flying across the country to explore a new environment; spending time with his children and those he loved was his favorite thing in the world. He made that known every day. Don loved well and to know Don was to love Don.

Don is survived by his wife Sallie Reid; children, Lukas Grooms, Olivia Grooms (Dylan), Ingrid Grooms, Ava Grooms and adopted daughter, Constance Durdin; bonus children, Candice Rush Tyler; granddaughter, Grace, and Ben (Katie) Rush; grandchildren, Luke and Hallie and John Reid Carter (Kate); sister, Kathy Householder (Jeff); brothers, Richard Grooms (Nicky) and Kevin Grooms along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Emogene and Donald Lee Grooms, Jr of Bald-knob, Arkansas.

Memorials may be made to the Madisonville Police Department.

A public visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Madisonville, Texas at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 29, 2022 with services to follow at 1:00 PM.

Services are under the direction of Madisonville Funeral Home, Madisonville, Texas.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Donald Lee Grooms, Jr., please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 29, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 12

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree