Willard Gross, Jr., age 65 of Oneida, TN departed this life on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge. He was born in Hazard, Kentucky on January 4, 1955. Willard was a proud businessman for over 26 years in Oneida. He was the owner of Willard’s Billiards on Main St. for many years. He was very active in AAU basketball for many years. You would never see him without a smile on his face.
He was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Shadora Larae Lloyd; his mother, Wanda Jean Lankford; father, Willard Gross; grandparents, Dewey and Rebecca Gross; mother-in-law, Verna Faye Henry and Leon Henry.
Willard is survived by his wife of 48 years, Paula Gross; daughter, Teresa Lloyd and husband Noah of the Norma community; son, Michael Gross of Oneida; granddaughter, Sarah Lloyd and fiancé Cody Coffman of Clinton; sister, Kimberly Evans and fiancé David Burns of Arkansas; special sister-in-law, Thelma Holland of Louisa, KY; special brother-in-law, Paul Adkins, Jr. of Oneida; special nephew, Gary Holmes of Louisa, KY; many other relatives and friends.
A private family graveside service will be held at the Norma Church Cemetery with Bro. Shane Phillips officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:
The Willard Gross, Jr. Burial Fund
c/o West-Murley Funeral Home
18641 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN 37841
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