Neil Spencer Groom
Neil Spencer Groom, age 67, died on Oct. 4, 2019, at his home on the Groom Family Ranch in Slick.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at the Groom Ranch, 25166 West 281st Street South, Bristow, OK 74010. Flowers may also be sent to this address.
Mr. Groom was born in Ada on Nov. 12, 1951. He attended Putnam City North High School and later studied at Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma City University, and Langston University.
Mr. Groom worked as a financial accountant managing Groom Financial Services, LLC, and also managed the Groom Family Ranch and Groom Livestock. He was a talented artist, sculptor, craftsman, and was well-known for his work building carriages and buggies for many throughout the United States and Canada after co-founding the Carriage House and Coach Shop.
He loved God, his family, and his cattle. He was known for lending a listening ear to anyone who needed it, even going as far as to leave an extra plate or two on the dinner table for anyone who might unexpectedly stop by.
He raised his children, and often encouraged others, to “love your neighbor as you love yourself” and to “love God and lean not on your own understanding”.
Mr. Groom is predeceased by his parents Donald K. and Alda A. (Spencer) Groom, his brother Kelly Groom, his niece Darla Groom, and his grandparents John and Hulda Groom.
He is survived by his brother, Glenn Groom; the mother of his children, Nancy Short; his son, Davin Groom and spouse, Gayla; his daughter Kyndel Waters and spouse, Drew; their children, Conner and Kaitlyn; his daughter Megan McGovern and spouse, Harry; his son Darin Groom and spouse, Miranda; their children, Kiera Belle and Kadance; his niece Lindsey Mayberry and spouse, Curtis, and their children Callen, Lilly, and Carson; his nephew Brandon Groom and his daughter Sunshine; his nephew Nicholas Groom and wife, Ralena, and their children Jacoby and Savanna; and his Sister in Laws, Vicki Groom and Linda Groom.
He was dearly loved and will be dearly missed.