Theodore Grafton 'Teddy' Gross Jr.


Theodore Grafton 'Teddy' Gross, Jr.

July 22, 1951 - March 25, 2017

Theodore Grafton 'Teddy' Gross, Jr., departed this life on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Rapides General Hospital, one year after his brother, almost to the day. He was 65, born July 22, 1951, a native of Temecula, CA and a resident of Donaldsonville, LA.

Teddy attended General H. H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany and graduated with the Class of 1971. He and his brother spent their junior and senior years commuting to Wiesbaden to attend the school, gaining the unique experience of spending their school weeks away from their family. Teddy also played football in his junior year and joined the band as a percussionist.

Terry was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Teddy is predeceased by his parents, Pearl and Theodore Gross and his brother Terry George Gross. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Parker Gross, son Theodore Young and daughter Yatiya Gross, as well as his sister Tracy Gross and many extended family members.

Visiting at 9 am on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Chruch, St, James, LA until services at 11. Cremation to follow. Arrangements by Williams & Southall Funeral Home, 5414 Hwy 1, Napoleonville, LA 70390. (985) 369-7231. To sign guest book or offer condolences, visit our website at

Originally published by Williams & Southall Funeral Home and updated by WHS Alumni Association.

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Published in The Advocate from Apr. 6 to Apr. 8, 2017.
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