William was born in Alton, Illinois on October 18, 1930.
William married Joan Eileen Yost on December 11, 1948. He then went to work at McDonald Aircraft full time, as a foreman of the paint shop and also worked 5 evenings a week at his brothers auto body repair shop till he was retired at age 50 and then opened his own body shop where he worked until 1994 when he and Joan moved to Florida.
He is survived by his three children Becky Gross Moore, Steven (Debbie Capps) Gross, and Janet Gross Tebeau. Two grandchildren Colt William Gross and Tracey Lynn Neal, Three great grandchildren Brittny Bean, Dominic Woodward and Savannah Neal and one great great grandson Exzander Clark.
He was preceded in death by his parents Irene Rice Gross and Alvin Gross, his wife Joan Yost Gross of 63 years. His two brothers Richard Gross and Robert Gross.
Grave site service will be help in Alton, Illinois at Oakwood Cemetery
Those who desire may make memorial donations to: ABATE Southwest Chapter @ P.O. Box 4479 N Fort Myers, FL 33918