Brian Leslie Grooms, age 75, of Bloomfield, IA, passed away on February 28, 2020 at the Ottumwa Regional Health Center. He was born on February 14, 1945 in Ottumwa to Gordon Eugene and Ethel May (La Rue) Grooms. \n\nHe married Sandra Farrington on June 22, 1968. He received his Masters in Industrial Safety. He enjoyed teaching Industrial Education at Ft. Osage High School and Independence, MO, and his job as Safety Director for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Joplin, MO. \n\nBrian is survived by his wife Sandra of Bloomfield; son Tony Grooms; brothers, Harve, Rick, Tom, Allen, and sister, Joyce Renfrew. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Jennifer Rebecca Grooms; parents, Gene and Effie Grooms, and sister, Carol. \n\nBrian's body has been cremated with no planned services. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left for the family at sinnottfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted with Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa.