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Thomas August Gross, Jr.

May 7, 1946 ~ December 14, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Thomas Gross, Jr. Obituary

Thomas “Tom” August Gross, Jr., age 77, of Kingston passed away suddenly Thursday, December 14, 2023 at his home.  He was born May 7, 1946 in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Roane County in 1996, working for U-Core in Oak Ridge as an Engineer.  Tom was known by all for his outgoing personality and being full of love and laughter. His passions in life included spending time with family/friends and fishing bass tournaments in Guntersville, Chattanooga, Kentucky, Nashville and on Watts Bar Lake with his fishing buddy, Ernie Black.  Tom loved doing yard work and kept everything looking immaculate.  Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas August Gross, Sr., and Naomi Lillian Rose Gross.


Loving wife of 31 years          Glenda Gross of Kingston


Children                                  Amanda Loudermilk & husband, Danny of Rainsville, AL

                                                Aaron Shirley & wife, LaShonna of Flat Rock, AL

                                                Courtny Tyler & husband, Matt of Chandler, AZ

                                                Lindsey Cutler & husband, Garrett of Lake Charles, LA

                                                Cody Gross and Jaret Gross of Madison, IN


Grandchildren                        Caitlynn, Cayden, Madison, Austin, Trenton, Evelyn, Caroline, and Owen


Great-grandchildren              Oliver, Colt and Layla


Brothers-in-law                       Gary Holland & wife, Cecilia of South Pittsburg

                                                Greg Holland & wife, Kristy of Flat Rock, AL


Sister-in-law                            Greta Schrader & husband, Lamar of Stevenson, AL


Special Friends                        Ernie Black of Farragut, Billy Boyd of Kingston, Drew Parks of Kingston,

                                                and Pat Breunan of Knoxville


A host of extended family and many dear friends


The family would like to extend appreciation for the special care and kindness shown by Tom’s physicians,

Dr. Robert J. Wilson, Dr. Parker, Dr. Martin, and Dr. Manny Patel during his battle with cancer.


The family will receive friends 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Fraker Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorials be made to the Roane County Sheriffs Office.  Online register book can be signed at  Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of local arrangements.

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December 16, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fraker Funeral Home
1445 Kingston Highway
Kingston, TN 37763


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