Charles “Chuck” Gross

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.

Charles Chuck Gross


  1. We are so sorry for you loss Bobbie. Chuck will missed very much. He is with our Lord now. Please try to take peace in that.
    Mary Jo and Oscar

  2. I’ll miss you Chuck. And remember all the good times visiting in Texas while growing up. I am sure Mema , Papaw and Aunt Lois and Uncle Red and giving him our hugs and smiles! God bless all his mourning wife, sisters and family. I love you all and will miss not being able to come to Chucks funeral. I send my LOVE.

  3. So many memories of a wonderful childhood feeling like a member of your family. You were a great big brother! Prayers to the entire family.

    Pickie Pack

  4. Dear Bobbie and Family,

    We are inspired by Chuck’s life – loved his proud to be American song. Memories for us include Glen’s visit to his cousin A.J. and his wife, Lois, in Hawaii in 1952. Glen was Navy, A.J. Air Force. Glen remembers bouncing Chuck and his twin sister, Carla, on his knee. When A.J. and Lois lived in Austin, we visited back and forth, and we stayed close to A.J. after Lois died. We appreciated that Chuck and Bobbie came to our 50th Anniversary Celebration. We also had twins and cherish the pictures of our twins taken together. We cannot attend the service, but send our love and will be remembering everyone in prayer.

  5. Bobbie and family, we are very sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. May God continue to hold you and your family in His Loving Arms giving you comfort and peace. Eddie and Judy Hare


  7. We love you, Gross Family. As cousins we enjoy your company and appreciate you. We have a new member of our family, Brooke Beauchamp (Luke’s wife} who works for the Make A Wish Foundation in Arizona. Luke is David’s son. David is Glen’s son. Glen is A.J.s cousin. Of course, A.J. was Chuck’s dad. Anyway, what a wonderful tribute to encourage donations to that organization. We will definitely follow-up on that opportunity.

  8. Wish we could’ve seen you again and jaysie could’ve gotten another ride in your motorized chair 🙂 you will be missed! Love you and we know you are in a better place!

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for Bobbie and the rest of the Gross Family. God Bless Y’all!!!!

  10. I got to know Chuck over theses past two years and he was such a nice guy. I wished he could be here on this earth longer. I am going to miss talking to him. May God be with his family through this difficult time.

    Your next door neighbor

  11. Like my sister I too will miss my twin brother. I didn’t get to see much of him these past few years. I wish I had gotten to see more of him but that wasn’t possible. I will miss telling people that I had a twin and seeing the expression on their faces when they find out that we were fraternal and not identical twins. I will miss being one of two. I will miss you Chuck and I will always love you”