Gross Funeral Home



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    Justin A Nicklas


    Justin is an Arkansas native and a 3rd-generation funeral director, having followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father. Justin graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas. In 2010 he was distinguished as a certified funeral service practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. He is a member of the International Cremation, Cemetery and Funeral Service Association, the Funeral Ethics Association, Arkansas Lions Eye Bank, First United Methodist Church and Hot Springs National Park Rotary Club. Justin and his wife have 5 boys and a labrador retriever named Gross, who is the funeral home mascot.

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    Katharine Ann Gordon

    Funeral Director

    Katharine has been in the funeral business since she was 23 years old. Serving families, connecting emotionally with people and coming up with unique ways to celebrate a life is Katie's ultimate passion. She loves making sure each life story is told in a genuine way and considers her profession a calling and a ministry.

    Katie is a member of the women’s Grow and Show Garden Club and the Hot Springs Executive Association. When Katie is not at work, you will find her with her family. She and her husband spend their days off trekking through the woods, floating down rivers and traveling the states in search of adventure with their weimaraner, Loki.

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    Robynn L Sheets

    Funeral Director

    A native of Garland County and graduate of Lake Hamilton High School, Robynn Sheets has been with Gross Funeral Home since 2013. She received her B.A. in English with an emphasis in folklore and art from Arkansas State University. At Gross Funeral Home, she apprenticed with well-loved funeral director Gary Dunn as her guide. Robynn strives to provide funeral services as unique and special as the person they celebrate because she believes that everyone has a story worth telling.

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    John Wess Stogsdill

    Funeral Director

    A 1990 graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, John started working in the funeral business while a senior at Jessieville High School. When asked by his young son what he does for a living, John replied, "I get to help a lot of hurting people." In fact, John considers helping families through one of the hardest times of their lives an honor. He strives to plan services that uniquely memorialize and honor loved ones.