Jon Charles Groth

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Jon Charles Groth, age 65, of Clayton, Ga. passed away on December 24, 2019.

Jon was born the son of Warren Groth and the late Loraine Lindal Groth on October 12, 1954 in Stambaugh, Michigan. Jon grew up in Beachwood, Michigan and graduated high school in Iron River. He continued his education and received a degree in landscape and interior design from Western Michigan University. He moved to Atlanta ad worked for MCI telephone company in customer relations.

Later, he moved to Rabun County and lived in the Persimmon community and worked in grounds keeping. He began his own business, Groth Gardeners, and began designing, installing and maintaining custom water features and landscapes for his clients. He enjoyed singing, hiking, woodworking and making pottery. He will be remembered as a kind soul, who loved and was loved by many people. He loved animals, especially dogs and cats. He grew up around horses and they always had a special place in his heart.

He leaves behind his partner, Joe Bristol, of Clayton, Ga.; his father, Warren Groth, of Iron River, Mich.; two brothers Garry and Lauren Groth.

A private service will be held in Jon’s memory at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations should be made in Jon’s memory to the Rabun Paws 4 Life P.O. Box 216 Clayton, GA 30525.

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at