He was born July 2, 1928 in Peggy, Texas to Oscar Gross and Melitta Gross. He married LaNell Gross. He was a pipeline foreman and a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, LaNell Gross and parents, Oscar Gross and Melitta Gross.
He is survived by his daughters, Amy Gross of Karnes City and Sherry Crowder of Luling; sons, Dale (Julie) Gross of Leonard, TX and Tommy (Jena) Gross of Firestone, CO; sister, Norma Zamzow of Karnes City; brothers, Erwin (Clarice) Gross of Houston and Herbert (JoAnn) Gross of Huntsville, AR; sister-in-law and brother, C Charlene and John Braudaway and sister-in-law, Dorothy Gross; eleven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Visitation was held Tuesday, August 30 from 6 to 8 at Eckols Chapel.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at First Baptist Church in Karnes City with Rev. Kevin Cornelius. Burial followed at the Choate Cemetery in Choate, Texas.
Pallbearers were Tyler Bryan, Eddie Saxton, Cal Bradley, Pat Dzuik, Thomas Brownfield, Ed Griffin and David Jones. Honorary pallbearers were all men Sunday school members of Karnes City First Baptist Church, Michael Braudaway and Dr. Rayford Mitchell.