Glen Donald Gross, 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at his home. He was born Feb. 26, 1940, in Bethesda, Ohio, the son of Albert Gross and Dorothy Beebee Gross.
He married Darla Ray on Sept. 18, 1965, at Jellico, Tenn.
Glen had worked for 15 years in the coal mining industry and later for 15 years as a truck driver for Mid-Western Distribution.
Survivors include his wife, Darla, of the home; a step-son, Steven Ray, Denver, Colo.; a daughter, Christina Beerbower and husband, Scott of Fort Scott; and four grandsons, Michael, William, Zachary and Brenton.
Also surviving are a brother James of Pennsylvania; sisters Alice and Alberta, both of Ohio, Ida of Texas, and Evelyn and Betty both of Florida; as well as special friends, Becky and Ronnie Coulter, James and Carol Edwards, Edna Campbell, Cavin Ford, Tasha and Larry Judson, Randall Query, Jerry and Linda Poyner, Lisa and Tom Coyan, Nadine Baldwin, Dennis and Chris Mitchell and many others.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Freda, and four brothers, Harry, Thomas, Herman and Chuck.
A time of remembrance and fellowship will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post No. 1165, 1745 S. National.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.