Floyd Thomas "Tom" Groth Jr., 75, of Lebanon, passed away Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon, after valiantly fighting a battle with cancer. He was born in Alton, Ill., on June 28, 1941, to Martha (Evinger) and Floyd Groth Sr. His parents preceded him in death, as did three sisters.
He married Beverly Johnston in 1960, and they celebrated their 56th Anniversary this past year. Together they have four children, Floyd Groth III (Cris), Timothy Groth (Jenifer), Donald Groth (Robin) and Angelica (Groth) Moulder (Timothy). They have nine grandchildren, Amber (Groth) Schenck, Jacob Groth, Autumn (Groth) Stuart, Vanesa (Groth) Robinson, Ashlee (Groth) Rollings, Nicole (Groth) Masunas, Logan Moulder, Lucas Moulder and Payton Moulder; seven great-grandchildren, Aleigha, Asher and Aiston Schenck, Kolton and Kinslee Rollings, Ryker Stuart, and Brennan Masunas.
He was an expert at tool making and tool design, and worked as a tool and die engineer for most his life. He founded Qualified Tool & Die, Inc., in 1984 in Lebanon. He retired in 2007.
Throughout his life he enjoyed bowling, boating, skiing, wood working, camping and traveling to Florida in his RV. He loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family and friends.
There will be a private service; a celebration of life is planned for his immediate family.
Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory are entrusted with arrangements.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on September 19, 2016