Charles “Chuck” Wayne Gross, 70, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Chuck’s life will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Northview Baptist Church in Bryan. Family and friends are invited to a time of visitation from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Pastor Ronnie Lunsford will officiate with military honors to follow provided by the American Legion. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan-College Station, Texas.
Chuck was born June 8, 1946, in Big Springs, Texas, to AJ and Lois Gross. He was a graduate of Tarleton University and was retired from TxDot. He served proudly and honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam War onboard Iwo Jima, and he was a 16-year member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159, Bryan, Texas, and a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Post 937.
He met the love of his life, Bobbie Beth Salmon, at square dance lessons, after which he became a square dance caller for many years. They were married on November 10, 1972, in Stephenville, Texas, and just celebrated their 44th anniversary.
Chuck supported organ donation and he was also a member of the Gallon Club at the American Red Cross, always donating his blood to help save lives. He was a member of Northview Baptist Church in Bryan and enjoyed singing southern gospel. Above all else, he loved God, family, country, and church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and grandchildren JT Thomas McElwrath, Kaci Nicole Rannals, and Timothy Wayne Cunningham.
Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Bobbie Beth Gross; daughters, Becky Carpenter, Margaret Carpenter and Farel Williams, Donna Heard and husband Justin, Linda Rannals and husband R.D.; grandchildren; Melissa Waugh, T-awna Free, Andy Miller, Eric Cunningham, Chad McElwrath, Brandy Reid, Apollo Long Schramm; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Jennings, JR Miller, Emily Miller, Bridget Beard, LeChelle Cunningham, Jonathan Clark, Erin Cunningham, Dustin Cunningham, JoAnna Cunningham, Ryan Beineman, Kandace Cunningham-Haas, Kami Cunningham-Haas, Gage Douglas Waugh-Perez, Rhyland Moore, Kennedy Gee, Arlo Schramm, Christina McElwrath; great-great-grandchildren, Bently Wayne Cunningham, Emerlynn Rose Jennings; sisters, Terry Lynn Gross, Carla Machate and husband Mike; uncle, Don Gross and wife Bev; his precious puppies, Little Bit and Izzy; many many adopted kids and grandkids; his loving Church family from Northview Baptist Church; many nieces and nephews, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please offer donations to the American Heart Association or the Make a Wish Foundation.
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