NEW BOSTON, Texas—Johnny Thomas Gross Jr., 74, of New Boston died Thursday, March 8, 2018, in a local hospital. Mr. Gross was born Jan. 28, 1944, in Texarkana, Ark. He was retired from Red River Army Depot and a member of Old Salem Baptist Church, New Boston. Survivors include his wife, Tena Steward Gross of New Boston; five children, Pam, Gary, Kim, Derek and Matthew; one brother, Billy Isaack; one sister, Mary Akin; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Old Salem Cemetery with Cory Espinoza officiating. Burial will be under direction of Bates-Rolf Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Online registration is at batesrolffuneralhome.com.