Born July 15, 1935, in Kennett, son of the late O.R. and Flora Stafford Ross, he was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired business owner.
Survivors include his wife, Frances O'Neal Ross, of Lewisville; one son, Ray Ross, of Texarkana, Texas; two step-sons, Mike Nolte, of New Boston, Texas and Doug Nolte, of Garland, Ark.; one brother, Rayburn Ross, of Kennett; four sisters, Frances Chailland and Mary Jo Ellis, both of Kennett, Lee Fee, of Jefferson City, Mo., and Ann Huskey, of Neosho, Mo. and five grandchildren, Josh and Zach Ross, both of Texarkana, Texas, Robert Ross, of Enid, Okla., Brian Nolte, of Texarkana, Ark., and Kirsten Wine, of Lewisville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Raines Ross; one son, Donald Gene "Skip" Ross; two brothers, Harry and Burl Ross and one sister, Marie Ross Medley.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 25, at the A.O. Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, Ark. with the Rev. Alan Peoples officiating.
Burial was in the Wilson Cemetery at Lewisville.