Michael Raymond Gross

March 2, 1962 - February 17, 2016
Michael Raymond Gross

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Age 53, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center in Boliva, NC.

Born on March 2, 1962 in Durham NC, he was the son of the late Cynthia Ann (Honeycutt) Gross.

For many years he was self employed and he owned and operated the PCA Pest Control Exterminator Company in Charlotte NC.

Mr Gross served in the United States Navy.

Michael enjoyed playing guitar, horseback riding and his favorite pastime was walking with his German Shepherd dogs, Feather and Scout.

He is survived by his wife, Susan (Endsley) Suggs of Leland, NC; his father, Clarence Gross of Iron Staion, NC; two sons, Michael Davis and Cody Gross, both of Charlotte, NC; one stepdaughter, Emily Holland of Leland, NC.; Three brothers, Charles Thomas Gross of Raleigh NC, Bobby Gross and Kenny Gross, both of Charlotte,NC.; one sister, Traci Sasser of Raleigh NC.

A memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation,
1535 South 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910-791-9099

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  • February 20, 2016
    Charles Honeycutt says:
    Mike was a very good child. Strong of character and loved to explore the world around him. He lived and played at his grandfathers . He had ducks and dogs and a brother and sister he would look after at play . I am his Uncle and I have fond Memories. Loved You.

  • February 20, 2016
    Traci Sasser says:
    Mike was the best big brother growing up, he always protected Tommy and I and made sure we always had everything we needed. Our mother was a single parent and worked two jobs so Mike would often have to fix our meals for us. I remember a time when he fried hamburgers and he had this huge juicy burger that filled his bun while Tommy and I had a "slider", I can remember the look on all of our faces when he served that meal...he was proud, Tommy and I were like "Oh no he didn't". I often laugh when I think back on that time and many other hilarious moments in our lives. We were as thick as thieves, Tommy and I picked on each other a lot and then we'd get mad and Mike would have to intervene, we new we better straighten up or we would catch his wrath. Mike was quite and loved watching old westerns, Star Trek, and we knew better to ask him questions or bother him during his TV episodes. Mike also loved music, in fact, he was the biggest influence on me and Tommy with our music choices. I remember when he first started playing guitar as a child he would play the same thing over and over and I wanted to throw the guitar out in the street. Then he began to play songs I liked and I became a fan very early. HE carried that guitar everywhere and it didn't matter where he was or who he was around he would pull out that guitar, start playing and singing and learned to become very confident in his God given talent. He wrote a song for Cody when Cody was a baby and I loved it so much I entered it in a song writing contest. He didn't win but in my heart he did, I was so proud of him. Mike also loved animals, he was always trying to find someone with horses so he could ride and help take care of them, he really thought he was a cowboy, LOL!! He was kicked off horses, drug in the gravel and still hopped right back on. Mike loved his dogs, he raised white German Shepard's and always had many pets, he was devastated when any of his animals would pass. Mike had many talents besides music, he was a stunt man for a live Wild West Show that him, Tommy and Mom were in when we lived in Wilmington, he would roll off buildings, pretend to get shot, turn flips, and play dead better than any super star around. He was an avid swimmer, and would dive off of anything, he had no fear!!! Mike's biggest accomplishment was his two sons, Michael and Cody, he was such a good Daddy, he didn't see Michael as much as Cody but loved them both with all of his heart. Mike and Cody would sing together when Cody was a toddler and it would melt my heart. I'll miss my big brother, his life was cut way to short but I'll see him again one day and the first thing I'm gonna do is take him out for "heavenly sliders"!!! I love you Homie "G". Love, SIS

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  • February 20, 2016
    Rick Lamp says:
    I didn't know Mike very long but he had a big impact on my life. I met Mike through Wink Boyd and I loved to watch the two of them play guitar and sing together. I had never touched a guitar but they had so much fun I just had to be a part of it. So I got a guitar and Mike said "jump in where you can and hang on!" Thanks to his patience and never ending encouragement, I actually learned how to play. Before long we were playing every Friday night. Those were some of the best times of my life and they were all because of Mike letting me in. I'll be forever thankful I met him and got to know him. I'll always remember that smile and that great baritone voice! Thanks for the music Mike! Save me a chair and we'll jam together again some day!