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John “Tommy” Gross

John “Tommy” Gross

John “Tommy” Gross, age 73, of Breckenridge, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm, Wednesday, August 5, at Elliott St. Church of Christ with Don Nelson and Jim Cox officiating. Interment will be held at 1 pm, Thursday, August 6, at Memorial Park Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, August 4, at Morehart Mortuary.

John Lewis Gross was born November 5, 1946, in Floydada, Texas, to Oscar Gross and Wilma Shackelford Gross. He graduated from Dimmitt High School and continued his education at Texas Tech University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Tommy married Linda Dee Gibbs in Dimmitt on July 1, 1967. Tommy worked as a sales representative for 37 years for CIBA, which then turned into Syngenta. He did such an exceptional job for them that the company was still trying to hire him back as a consultant. The Gross’ later retired and moved to Breckenridge, where they have made their home for the past 13 years. Tommy was a member of Elliott St. Church of Christ, where he was an elder. In his spare time, Tommy loved being at the lake and spending time with his grandkids. He loved to go fishing for catfish, whether it be on the dock or in his boat.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Wilma Gross, and one sister, Darlene Cassetty.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda Gross of Breckenridge; three sons, Troy Gross and wife Paula of Dumas, Greg Gross of Spearman, Jason Gross and wife Sara of Amarillo; two brothers, Darrell Pierce and wife Jean of Illinois, Keith Gross and wife Regi of Weatherford; one sister, Bernadine Tiner of Breckenridge; seven grandchildren, John Gross, Jeffery Gross, Cameron Gross, Connor Gross, Kyson Gross, Keagan Compton, and Kaitlyn Compton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to World Bible School and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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