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“Today we will celebrate the way too short life of Sonny. We wish blessings for his family. Jim LeCroy and Jerry Turner ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jim and Jerry - Irving, TX

“My deepest condolences to Bev, Linda and Audra. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Rest in paradise, Uncle Sonny. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Kellie Gonzales

“Beverly, my prayers and love are with you and your family! ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Teresa Patman McAnally - Terrell, TX

“A sweet, gentle, giant of a man. A devoted husband and father who was a rock and was always there for our grandmother and all of his extended family....Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: John Russell - Pasadena, CA

“Sonny was one fine man Always had a smile on his face . ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: JackJones - Terrell, TX

“Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: Lynn Thario - Rockwall, TX

“Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Tim & Becky Bandsma - Houston, TX

“Saying prayers for your family ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Moseley - Elmo, TX

“Soo sorry for your loss. Much prayers to your whole family. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: becky waymire - terrell, TX

“My Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. We lost a very good man,smart and hard working. He will be greatly missed. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Dan R. Russell - El Paso, TX

“Praying for the Family. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Harold Kines - Terrell, TX

“Linda and Family so sorry for your loss!Praying for the Family! ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Sondra&Dave Holtman - Terrell, TX

“Very sorry for your loss, may GOD comfort you and your family during this time. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Gwendolyn Lewis - TX

“Very sweet man andvery loved.May you play in heaven and watch over our loved ones enjoy paradise love you. ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Korie Hill - Midland, TX

“Beverly I am so sorry for your family. If there is anything you need please let me know. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Deborah Phillips - Terrell, TX

“Dear Groessels: In my eyes, Sonny has always been a very kind, generous, caring, quiet, and extremely smart man. That is how I will remember him....Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Gail Russell - Canutillo, TX

“Katherine and Family, I am so very sorry about the loss of your loved one. I will keep you all in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Marical - Scurry, TX

“Sonny was my first born nephew.My Dad gave him his nick name of Sonny. It suited him perfectly.His smile and Sunny Ways brought light into a dark...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Doug Turner - Terrell, TX

“Sorry to hear about your lost. Just know that Sonny is in God's care and his rewards will be great in heaven. With heartfelt sympathy. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Sharon Larmay - Marinette, WI

“Mary I am so sorry for your families lost. prayers for you all. May God keep His arm around your whole family and give you peace and comfort. ...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Shonnie Paul - terrell, TX

“I had just started getting to know my Uncle Sonny. My condolences to Beverly, Audra, and Linda. He was a great husband and father to you all. <3 ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Lauren Thompson - Dallas, TX

“So sorry for the families loss, such a sweet man ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Steven, Brooke, Tiffany Callaway - TX

“Beverly, Audra, & Linda - very sorry that you've lost such an integral part of your family. As a kid, having Sonny for an older brother, he taught me...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Daniel Durbin - Dallas, TX


Funeral services for Francis "Sonny" Groessel, Jr., 61, of Terrell, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 1, 2015 at the Wills Point Church of Christ with Bro. Eugene Edens officiating. Interment will follow at Neill & Harris Cemetery in Terrell under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point. He passed away early Thursday morning, May 28, 2015, at his residence in Terrell. Sonny was born October 19, 1953, in El Paso, the son of Francis William Groessel, Sr. and Alice Katherine Turner Groessel. He was raised in El Paso and Terrell, where he has lived most of his life. In 1972, he graduated from Tornillo High School. On December 6, 1978, he married Beverly Harris. Sonny was employed by the City of Terrell as Utilities Director, retiring in March 2015, after forty-two years of dedicated service. He enjoyed playing Chess, fishing, camping, collecting silver and coins. Sonny loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. Sonny was a board member of Elmo Water Supply. Preceded in death by his dad, Francis William Groessel, Sr.; two brothers, Mark Groessel and Terence Groessel; father-in-law, Lee Harris and his step-mother, Edith Groessel. Sonny is survived by his wife, Beverly Groessel, of Terrell; mother, Alice Durbin, of Terrell; two daughters, Linda Dawn Groessel, of Wills Point and Audra Gail Groessel, of Terrell; eight brothers, James Chandler Groessel, Sr., of Terrell, Thomas Groessel & wife, Nan, of Seagoville, Bruce Groessel, Sr. & wife, Ruth. of Keene, Herbert Groessel, of Midland, Ronald Durbin, Jr., of Terrell, Daniel Durbin, of Dallas, Donald Durbin, of Terrell and Jeffrey Smith, of Terrell; four sisters, Katherine Bunch & husband, Terry, of Terrell, Debbie Thompson & husband, Paul, of Mandeville, Louisana, Karla Hill & husband, Norman, of Midland and Charlie Bannister & husband, Ricky, of Wills Point; brother-in-law, Gary Harris & wife, Janice, of Terrell; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Kale & husband, John, of Terrell and Elizabeth Stromberg & husband, Chris, of Terrell; three grandchildren, Alexis, Ethan and Christian; mother-in-law, Linda Harris, of Terrell; three uncles, Harry Groessel, of El Paso, James Douglas Turner & wife, Dolly, of Terrell and Jerry Turner & partner, Jim, of Irving; aunt, Gail Russell, of El Paso; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service.

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