Avilla - Guy "Skeeter" Grocock, 87, of Avilla, passed away on Tuesday November 26, 2019 at his home. He was born on November 5, 1932 in Swan Township to the late Elmer and Leah (Huffman) Grocock. On June 15, 1957, in LaOtto, he married Jean Faylor. He was an Avilla High School graduate and a veteran of the US Army. Skeeter retired from International Harvester. He was a member of the U.A.W. and Avilla American Legion Post #240. Surviving is his wife, Jean M. Grocock of Avilla, sons, Jim (Rita) Grocock of Avilla, and Steven (Sharon) Grocock of Murfeesboro, TN. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Jeff Grocock, Dave Grocock, Travis Grocock, Taylor Jones, and Erika Jones; and great grandchildren Dylan Grocock, Alixia Grocock, Mea Grocock, Madonna Grocock, Wrigley Grocock, Jayse Grocock, Abigail Jones, and Lillian Jones, brothers, Ira Grocock of Kendallville, and Ray (Judy) Grocock of Avilla, and sisters, Bernadean "Bunny" Miller of Garrett, and Betty (Max) Sierra of Frisco, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Cletus McNally. Funeral service will be 11:00am Saturday November 30, 2019 at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St, Avilla, with visitation one hour prior. Tom Novy will officiate. Visitation also from 4-7pm Friday November 29, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at Eel River Cemetery. Memorials in Skeeter's memory may be directed to Avilla American Legion Post #240. To sign the online guest book or leave a condolence, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com
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