Bill “Tommy Joe” Gross , 47, of Johnson City, went to be with the Lord Monday, September 17, 2018, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Johnson City and a son of Mary Metcalf and Stepfather, Rick Metcalf.
Tom was a devoted son, husband and father. He was of the Christian faith and was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Celia Heatherly and Joel and Aline Gross and an uncle, Ralph Heatherly Jr. In addition to his mother and stepfather, he is survived by his wife, Mandy Gross; son, Austin Rayne Gross; daughter, Mary Catherline Gross; brothers, Richard Metcalf and Benjamin Gross; sister, Riketta Metcalf; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; his biological father, Billy Joe Gross .
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday, September, 20, 2018, at 7PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Pastor Marvin Slagle officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5PM to 7PM prior to the service. The graveside committal service will be conducted Friday at 11AM in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the cemetery by 10:50AM. Pallbearers will be selected from family and friends.