Ernest “Ernie” Dale Gross, 69, of Franklin, passed away February 20, 2022. He was born June 4, 1952, in Edinburgh to the late Alfred “Tag” and Betty Jean Whittington Gross. He married Mary Jayne Glass on July 14, 1989, at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, and she survives. Ernie was truly a one-of-a kind person, evidenced by the fact that everyone who met him loved him. He was a proud graduate of Edinburgh High School where he lettered in track. Ernie was employed for many years as an expert drywall installer and finisher. He was a member of the Edinburgh Full Gospel Church. He loved his dog Penny, playing music, gardening, and most of all spending time with his beloved grandchildren. He is also survived by his daughters, Amanda Damlo, of Edinburgh, Lori Sanderson, of Oklahoma City, OK, and Ariel (Gene) Mathes, of Indianapolis; sons, Chris (Carol) Shaffer, of Franklin, Jason Shaffer, of Franklin, Josh Anderson of Seymour, and A.J. Gross, of Franklin; brother, Earl Gross of Franklin; sisters Shelia (Kevin) Conner, of Edinburgh, Susie (Earl) Hogan, of Columbus, and Sharon (Dwayne) Botts, of Edinburgh; grandchildren, Meagan, Josiah, Madison, Jasmine, Matthew, Jayden, Eric, Liberty, Gene, Aubree, Olivia, and Jaxon; and great granddaughter, Eva Jo. He was also preceded in death by his infant daughter, Sharon Mae Gross; his brother, Eddie Gross, and his infant brother Christopher Gross. Rev. Douglas Smith will officiate a funeral service at 12:00 p.m., Friday, February 25, 2022, at the Edinburgh Full Gospel Church, 507 W. Center Cross Street, Edinburgh. Visitation will be from 10:30 until the service at the church. Burial will be in Rest Haven Cemetery, Edinburgh. Arrangements have been entrusted to Community Funeral Care, Edinburgh.