Carl Eugene Groce, 61 of San Diego, California passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 peacefully in his sleep.
Carl was born in Long Beach, California on December 25, 1957 to Thomas and Betty Groce. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School and continued on to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He later worked as a shipyard welder.
In his later years, he devoted his life to Christ and was an active member of the Church of the Living Water.
He is survived by his father, Thomas C. Groce and step-mother Cordova Ruth Groce, three sisters, Iris Pate, Linda Smith, and Susan Groce, and two brothers, Thomas C. Groce Jr. and Mark Groce. Carl is also survived by his nieces, Deidra Richards, DeCola Mohammed, Patrice Smith, and Erica Smith, nephews Adrion McFarlin, Marquette Cunningham, Alexander Smith and a host of other loving family members who cherished his spirit and loving ways.