Diane Stooksbury Gross

Resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Diane Stooksbury Gross "Charlie", age 72 of Hendersonville, passed away on July 18, 2019. She was born in Oak Ridge, TN on July 20, 1946 to the late James and Edna Stooksbury. She mostly grew up in Signal Mountain, TN where she graduated from Chattanooga City High School in 1964. She then went on to Middle Tennessee State College, where she received her Associates Degree. She was employed for many years with Allstate Insurance Company. In 1997, she was promoted to Claims Representative Manager, and relocated to Nashville, TN. She was a long time member of Signal Crest United Methodist Church in Signal Mountain. Diane loved gardening, most importantly her beloved Yorkies. She is survived by her son, James Todd Gross (James Derrick Thomas), and a host of friends and extended family. A celebration of her life will be at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Tuesday July 23 at 6pm with visitation from 2pm until service time. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Humane Society, ASPCA, or Snooty Giggles Dog Rescue.

10 Comments to Diane Stooksbury Gross

  1. mike walls
    July 20, 2019 10:02 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and someone I am priveledged to know.
    Mike Walls

    July 21, 2019 1:00 am

    Dr. Gross, I am very sorry for your loss.

  3. Sam Anderson
    July 21, 2019 6:27 am

    My law firm and I had the privilege of working with Charlie for many years as a legal secretary. She was extremely capable and competent and became a close friend to my wife and me alone with Todd through his teen years. She was a lovely lady and mistress to dozens of doggie and will be sorely missed. Sam and Mary Beth.

  4. Lucy Bowick
    July 21, 2019 12:53 pm

    Diane made the world a happier place with her laughter and wit. I had the privilege of feeding her cats when she would be out of town on short business trips. Those animals could not have had a better home. She loved her son Todd. They lived near my son and me during our sons high school years. What good memories.

  5. Rickey & Kathryn ollis and Molly
    July 21, 2019 4:54 pm

    Dr Gross we are so sorry to her of your mother she was a really sweet woman and will be dear;y missed by all.
    Our hearts go out to you and Derrick at this time . Our thoughts and prayers are with you both as well.

    We are so sorry and she will be missed

    With deepest thoughts
    Rickey and Kathryn ( Bradley ) Ollis and Molly

  6. Pamela Gable
    July 22, 2019 11:17 am

    Todd, my heart is saddened at the loss,of your Mother and my funny wonderful cousin. Many fond memories of our young years growing and playing in Oak Ridge . Those memories will forever be etched in my heart. May the presence of our Heavenly Father surround you in this time of grief. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Much love
    Ron and Pam (Babb) Gable

  7. Janice Prince
    July 22, 2019 1:48 pm

    It was my privilege to have known this wonderful person. I do not know of anyone who loved her animals more than she. She taught me a lot when I worked with her but mostly she taught me to have a sense of humor. I loved that about her. Rest well my friend. My prayers go out to Todd in his loss.

    Janice Prince

  8. valerie belew
    July 22, 2019 2:46 pm

    I only met Mrs. Gross one time at the clinic, but she was so sweet and so thrilled to love on our animals. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Karen Wilkes
    July 23, 2019 10:28 am

    What an amazing woman! I had the privilege of meeting her through Todd which I am so blessed to have as a neighbor and friend. We had some great times and conversations at the pool. I loved to hear your stories. Those times will never be forgotten. Doesn’t seem possible for you to be gone. Just last summer we were at the pool. You will be missed more than you know. I love you and I will see you again!

    Todd, you are in my thoughts and prayers! Here for you always!

    Karen Wilkes

  10. Marcia Foster
    August 4, 2019 10:28 pm

    Todd and Derrick, you are in my thoughts and prayers for your tremendous loss. My sincere condolences

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