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Herman Ray Gross

March 7, 1946 — September 20, 2022

Mooresville, IN – Herman Ray Gross passed away on September 20th, 2022 at the age of 76. He was born in Jackson, Kentucky to Edgar and Mary Gross on March 7th, 1946. He married the love of his life, Zelma Sue Haddix on March 5th, 1966 beginning their 56 year marriage journey.

Herman was a member of Local 4315 Steelworkers union with his career at Carrier extending over three decades before his retirement. He was also a proud member of the First Separate Baptist Church in Christ of Indianapolis for over thirty years; his faith in God being a major part of his entire life.

Herman occupied his time away from church and work, especially after retirement, with several passions. He could often be found tending to his herd of goats or working in his garden. Herman was often seen on the back of his tractor or on his lawn mower working on his property. When he wasn't outside, he enjoyed cheering on the University of Kentucky basketball team, the Pacers, and the Colts. Working with his son Tim, he expressed his creativity through woodworking, often creating pieces for family and friends. Most of all he found joy in that time he spent with his family.

Herman is preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mary Gross; stepmother Bessie Gross; and brother J.B. Gross.

Herman is survived by his wife, Zelma Sue Gross; son Timothy Gross (Teresa); brothers Alvin, Robert, and Dean Gross, and Tony Haddix; sisters Mildred Miller, Penny Wood, Dove Guffey, and Julie Oakley; grandchildren Kaitlyn Brothers (Ryne), Michael Gross, great-grandchild Cooper Burtner; and his best friend, his dog Toby.

Friends and family will gather for visitation on Saturday, September 24th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Carlisle Branson Funeral Services & Crematory with funeral services following at 2:00 pm. Pastors Jimmy Polston and Nathan Hunter will be presiding. Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 27th at 3:00 pm at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, 1977 South State Road 135, Greenwood Indiana, 46143.

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

12:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

39 E High St , Mooresville, IN 46158

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39 E High St , Mooresville, IN 46158

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