William P. ‘Bill” Gross age 63, of Wapakoneta died 6:08 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 at his residence. He was born June 16, 1947 in Lima to Philip Elias (D) and Etta Mae McMillen Gross. He married Linda S. Pratt May 20, 1967.
Mr. Gross had worked for Clark Equipment, Ohio Hi-Point JVS, P. & G., Tom Ahl Buick and Accubuilt. He enjoyed racing at Limaland Raceway and Waynesfield Motor Sports Park. He was a graduate of Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Survivors include two sons: Larry (Shelli) Gross of Bellefontaine, OH, Brad (Breezy) Gross of North Carolina, a daughter: Kelli Beach of Wapakoneta, eight grandchildren, two brothers: Bob (Charlotte) Gross and Ed (Joy) Gross both of Wapakoneta.
The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday Feb. 12, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with Rev. Charlotte Hefner officiating and burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.
The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Friday and from 10 -11 a.m. Sat. in Cridersville at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Rita’s Hospice.
Date: Friday, February 11, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm