Southern Gospel Music's Loss Is Heaven's Gain - Teague Groce Passes Away
By Melvin Klaudt
Monday, October 07, 2002
Teague Groce, Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Mount Airy, NC, lost his battle with cancer Saturday morning, October 5th. Teague has been a good friend to Gospel Music for many years. He traveled on many Southern Gospel Music cruises, and for the past few years, he was the Bible teacher on the Jubilee At Sea. Teague was also a frequent and determined - player at the Singing News Golf Classic, taking home top honors on several occasions. For example, during the 2002 event, Teague checked himself out of the hospital where he was undergoing treatment so he would not miss a moment of play. He finished second in his flight, shooting in the 70s. Please remember Teague's wife Marsha, their children and the members of Temple Baptist Church as they deal with loss of a loving husband, great father and caring pastor. Funeral services are being conducted today (Monday, October 7th) at 2:00pm at Temple Baptist Church on Highway 601, south of Mount Airy.