Calvin Hebel Grosscup, Jr.


Calvin Hebel Grosscup, Jr., age 89, a native of Auburn, Indiana, a longtime resident of Ocean Spring, Mississippi and a current resident of Spanish Fort, Alabama, passed away Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.

Cal was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and went on to set records at Tulane University.  Mr. Grosscup was a very successful builder, starting in Auburn, Indiana and then growing his business and reputation in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  He also owned the movie theater Spring Cinema in Ocean Springs, as well as being a member of a men’s group at Golf Hills Golf Club. Cal was also an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors.  He loved family gatherings.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Deanna Gast Grosscup; their four children, Sheridan (Owen) Rucker, Kaysia Brace, Laurie (Waring) Willisson, and Chad (Lisa) Grosscup; seven grandchildren, Brannon (Amy) Willisson, Kelsey (J. D.) Snyder, Nolan (Leah) Willisson, Jarrod Paz, Gavin (Sidney) Willisson, Katie (Drew) Peterson and Elisabeth Grosscup; seven great grandchildren, many other relatives, and friends.

Graveside services were held Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at 10:00am in Jubilee Memorial Gardens, Daphne, Alabama.