On February 1, 2021, at age 73, John James Gross passed away unexpectedly at his home in Mooresville, N.C. John was born in 1947 to Lillian Hoffmann Gross and the late Harold Gross.

John was a retired plant manager and U.S. Army veteran.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by his brother, Harold “Hal” Gross Jr., and his sister, Jane Gross.

John is survived by his wife of 45 years, Arlette; children, Heather Packenham (David), Shawn Gross and Tracy Spurlock; brothers, Tom Gross (Michelle), Dave Gross (Kerry) and Mike Gross (Karen); grandchildren, Brennan, Emily and Grace Packenham, Justin Gross (Amanda), Evvy and Jacob Spurlock; and his four-legged companion, Lulu.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C., followed by a service at 11 a.m. in the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel.

For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, N.C., is serving the family of Mr. Gross. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.

3 thoughts on “John James Gross

  1. To John’s family, may God fill your heart with comfort and love at this difficult time. John was a wonderful man and a great plant manager while at EZ Painter in Johnson City. He was always kind to me and it was a pleasure to work for him. God bless each of you, and may you enjoy all the wonderful memories you have in your heart. With love and sympathy from a coworker, Karen Crowe

  2. So sorry for the family in the loss of Mr. Gross. He was a great manager to all of us at ez painter. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  3. Scott Bateman says:

    I am so saddened to hear this. I worked for John at EZ Paintr (Shurline) in Johnson City for 11 1/2 years, and spent a lot of time in China with him as well. During that time, as most would say, everyone there was a family, and John was the glue that held it together. I never got to thank him for taking the time he did with me, instead of tossing me to the side, to help me develop into the person I am today. He was admired by everyone at the plant and he was a friend as well. We will be praying for all of you during this sad time.

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