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Luther Groce, 71, Burkesville, KY (1947-2019)

He was a former employee of W.A. Kendall and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.

Luther Groce, age 71 of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Hospice of Lake Cumberland Jean Waddle Care Center in Somerset, KY.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 02, 2019, at 1pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Burkesville, KY, with burial to follow in Pruitt Cemetery.

The family requests visitation on Friday, February 01, 2019, from 3pmCT until 9pmCT at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home.

Luther was born on February 23, 1947 in Cumberland County, KY to the late Raymond Lester and Noxie Frances Long Groce. He was a former employee of W.A. Kendall and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Joyce White and her husband Buck, and one step son Patrick Pruitt.

Survivors Include:
  • His Wife- Linda Pruitt Groce of Burkesville, KY
  • Two Step Sons- Jimmy Pruitt and wife Melissa and Chad Pruitt all of Burkesville, KY
  • One Step Daughter- Angie Pruitt of Burkesville, KY
  • Three Brothers- Bruce Groce and his wife Nancy of Burkesville, KY, Ricky Groce and his wife Marie of Celina, TN and Stephen Groce of Burkesville, KY
  • Two Nieces- Stacey White and JoAnn Willis
  • 9 Step Grandchildren- Daniel Hale, Maddie Hale, Dylan Pruitt, Lilly Pruitt, Oakley Pruitt, Van Moore, Mckenzie Pruitt, Zack Pruitt, and Katie Huff
  • One Step Great Grandchild- Ashlynn Huff
  • Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law- Jackey and Betty Janes, Larry and Jan Janes, and Joyce and James Cain.
  • A host of other relatives and friends
Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Luther Groce, 71, Burkesville, KY (1947-2019)

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