Thomas Booth Gross
November 14, 1947 – April 5, 2018
Thomas Booth Gross, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the age of 70. He resided in Bedford, Texas. Tom was born November 14, 1947 in Waco, Texas to Dorothy Redding and William Presley Gross. Tom graduated from Richfield High School in Waco in 1966 and attended Baylor University where he earned a B.S. in Business. Tom participated in the family grocery business in Waco for many years. He was married at this time to Phyllis Emmons Gross and they had two children Robert and Amy. They later moved to Memphis where he worked with MS Carriers. After retirement, Tom became an active member in his recovery fellowship in Waco. After meeting Jane Overby, they moved with his mother to Bedford, Texas. They became involved in their recovery community in their new home and shared their experience, strength and hope with many others. Tom enjoyed going to the beach where he got to spend time with his granddaughters. His other love was baseball and watching his grandsons play all their sports. A special joy in his life was Jane’s daughter, Emily Florio and her daughter Sophie. He is survived by his partner Jane Overby; mother, Dorothy Gross; brother, Charles Gross and wife Barbara of Richardson, Texas; son, Robert Gross and wife Angie, of Savannah, Georgia and their two daughters Lydia and Jenna; daughter, Amy Anderson, and husband Bernard of Chandler, Arizona and their sons Gavin and Shane; and his niece and nephews whom he adored. Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts at this time as this is what helps the family during these dark hours. But as we are sad, we are also joyful. Joy for the lessons he taught each of us and for the example that he was. Joy that he did not suffer or decline, but instead was positive and able to spend his time doing what he loved. He made a difference for so many, many people.
Donations can be made to the Rosenthal Cemetary Association in his memory A gathering will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 6-8pm at Foust and Son Funeral Home, 523 S. Main St, Grapevine, TX. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at First Baptist Church Bedford, 2045 Bedford Rd., Bedford, TX 76021.
- Jane Overby, Partner
- Dorothy Gross, Mother
- Charles Gross, Brother
- Barbara Gross, Sister-in-law
- Robert Gross, Son
- Angie Gross, Daughter-in-law
- Lydia Gross, Granddaughter
- Jenna Gross, Granddaughter
- Amy Anderson, Daughter
- Bernard Anderson, Son-in-law
- Gavin Anderson, Grandson
- Shane Anderson, Grandson
- Tom also leaves behind Jane’s daughter, Emily Florio and her daughter Sophie, as well as niece and nephews to cherish his memory.
- Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Thomas Booth Gross
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April 15, 2018
Iam so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to your family, hugs!!❤
April 10, 2018
Tom is the reason I immediately felt so welcomed and comfortable at our recovery group. He sat next to me at my very first meeting and helped me take my very first steps in recovery. The last meeting I saw him at he sat next to me there as well, and I will always remember his kindness and willingness to help others. He will sincerely be missed.