Warren Gamaliel Ross
Warren Gamaliel Ross, passed away Friday night, 29 March 2019, at Lake Granbury Medical Center.
Warren was born, first of a set of twins, on 26 May 1922, in Benham, Kentucky, to Harlie and Hattie Goins Ross, the youngest of eight children born to that union.
He met the love of his life, Patsy Jeanne Griffin, on a blind date in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1953, and after that first date he did not date another girl, and they were married eight months later on 2 October, 1953. Now it was clear why he had chosen to move so far away from his family and the region of his birth, God had a bride in mind for him and they had 65+ wonderful years together.
Their firstborn of four children, Pamela Jeanne was born one week before their first anniversary on 25 Sept. 1954, followed by Wendell Gregson born 29 Sept. 1956, Sheila Renee on 20 April 1960, and Beverly Kay on 6 May 1963.
Warren was a dilligent student and graduated from Lynch High School in 1940, where he was a member of the National Honor Society. After high school he briefly worked at the Lynch Coal Mine before he joined the U.S. Army in 1942, and was deployed to Europe in 1943, where he served for two years. He returned back home to Kentucky in 1946 after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in December 1945, just a few months before his Father’s death in 1947.
He then attended University courses at the University of Kentucky but left before obtaining his degree though he had a spectacular business career in the aerospace industry at Vought Aeronautics in Texas, finally retiring with Lockheed Martin in 1988.
In 1975, he and Patsy and their young family moved from Fort Worth to Granbury Texas where they enjoyed the benefits of their retirement years with an ever-growing family and was always happiest to welcome each and every new “punky chunk” grandchild or great-grandchild born to his own kids and their children later on.
Warren was a third degree Mason of the Kentucky Masonic Fields Lodge No. 832, F. & A.M. where he was a lifetime member. He was also raised to love God and was a member of the Acton United Methodist Church, were he and Patsy have been members since joining in 1975. He raised his children to be good and loving Christians as well.
He loved to take his family on vacations to many locations across the Midwest mostly and made several visits each year to his Mother and other family at the home in Virginia he had helped purchase for her when her home burned to the ground in Lynch in the early 50s. Son, Greg, lives in the family home in Jonesville, Virginia.
Warren was preceded in death by his twin brother, Wallace Ross, parents, Charlie & Hattie Ross, sisters Pearl, Virginia and Etta Mae, and infant sister Grace, brothers George and Henry, and son in law James Bass.
Survivors: Beloved Wife Patsy Ross, Daughters Pamela Bass, Sheila Stoudenmire and husband Lee Stoudenmire, and Beverly Ross-Keith, Son Greg Ross, Grandchilren: Nina Ross Humphries and husband, Phillip Humphries, Jessica Ross and fiance Brian Mc-Innes, Ryan Stoudenmire and wife Brittney Stoudenmire, Lindsay Stoudenmire Miller and husband Ben Miller, Taylor Schumacher and husband Allan Schumacher, Kaytelyn Ross, and David Keith. Greatgranchildren Tyler and Presley Ross Humphries, Noah and Wyatt Stoudenmire.
Pallbearers: Greg Ross, Lee Stoudenmire, Mark Monzingo, Ryan Stoudenmire, Kent Keith and Phillip Humphries.
Visitation: Sunday, 7 April 2019, 4-6 pm at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Rd., Fort Worth; Funeral: Monday 8 April 2019, 3:30 pm at Greenwood Funeral Chapel with burial immediately afterward on property. Pastor Don Kelley officiating.
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