John C. Gross age 66, of London, Kentucky , formerly of Leslie County, husband of Vickey Gross, passed away Sunday, May 30th at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. John was the son of the late Willard and Geneva Jackson Gross, born March 21, 1955 in Leslie County, Kentucky. He worked as a strip miner. He enjoyed gardening, camping and spending time with his family. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. John was united in marriage to Vickey on August 27, 1977 in Tennessee. John was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Geneva Gross, one son, Michael Coots, brothers, Sylvan Gross and Henry Gross, and sisters, Christine Staples and Wonda Grisby.
John is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Vickey Gross of London, Kentucky, one son, John Gross and wife Missy of Sevierville, Tennessee, one daughter, Wanda Clark and husband, Glenn of London, Kentucky. Along with three grandchildren, David Gross, Allyson and Makayla Clark; step-grandchildren, Malachi Clements and Amanda and Lindsey Clements; two brothers, Denton Gross and Sharon of Yeaddiss, Kentucky and Willard Gross, Jr. and Julia Dixon of Yeaddiss, Kentucky, four sisters, Lexine Lewis and Eugene of Dayton, Ohio, Delphia Jean Gross of Kingsman, Arizona, Cassie Mae Myers of Greenville, North Carolina, and Alice Crook of Hickory, North Carolina and a host of other relatives and friends that mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. at the Full Gospel Church of Jesus Christ, Smilax, Kentucky with Rev. Billy Joe Lewis and Rev. Don Kilburn officiating. Burial will follow in the Sylvan Gross Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church on Tuesday from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The family has entrusted Wolfe and Sons Funeral Home to carefully handle all the arrangements.