Jerry Donald Ross, 87 (6 Hours from turning 88), passed away August 18, 2018. Survived by wife, Betty Jo Ross; daughters, Aileen (Russell) Woolbright, Deborah Rogers and Donna (Mark) Cox; sons, Jerry Jr. (Leanne) Ross and James Ross; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; brother, Gilbert Ross; and sister, Alice Leerskrov. Preceded in death by parents; in-laws, Joseph and Ruth Graham; son-in-law, Michael Rogers; brother-in-law, Finis Hooper; sister-in-law, Beverly Ross; and brother-in-law, David Graham. Jerry was born to Ardy and Gertrude Ross on August 19, 1930, in Hoxie, Ark. Jen's Memorial to Grandpa: On Saturday, August the 18th, my beloved grandfather, Don Ross passed away. I loved him. He was so big, and everything he did, he did it in a big way. His height was big - he was 6'6' tall; his faith was big - he loved Jesus and Jesus loves him, and he endeavored to serve Him his entire big life; his family is big - he had 5 kids, 16 grandkids, 31 great-grandkids, and counting; his marriage was big -- he was married to his beautiful bride, Betty, for 68 years, and he treated her like a queen, he was still bragging on her and flirting with her to the very end; his intellect was big - he knew numerous languages, and had a vast knowledge of history, geogrophy and theology; his humor was big - he had a mind-boggling repertoire of corny jokes for absolutely every situation; his appetite was big - he loved food and had a knack for eating it with such relish that you were sure his food was indeed better than everyone else's; his wingspan was big and when he spoke he used such big gestures that you had to beware of your radius in relation to him; his love was the biggest of all - he had the remarkable ability to make every person he came in contact with feel like they were his favorite. We will miss him, but we look forward to seeing him in heaven where I'm sure he's now bigger than ever. ~Jennifer Hintz Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Saturday, September 29, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I believe I was still in the throes of grief for my husband, Jim’s passing and did not acknowledge Bro Ross’ passing. My husband and I served the Lord with the Ross’ and Woolbright’s at GracePointe for several years and it was some of our happiest and instructive years! Jim loved talking to Bro Ross about the scripture and Bro Ross was never too busy to stop and talk to anyone about anything. He lived his life showing the love of Jesus to everyone he came in contact with. I’m sure he and Ms Betty are arm in arm at the feet of Jesus!

  2. I am so saddened to learn of Mr Ross’ passing. I cleaned the home of him and Mrs Ross when they lived in Hurst Tx. He was such a sweet and caring man. I know he is having a wonderful time with his Redeemer in Heaven. RIP, Mr Ross.

  3. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4) — Your Texas Neighbors, Michael and Catherine Hammond

  4. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  5. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  6. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  7. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  8. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  9. Our hearts grieve for your family. May the “God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3, 4) give you comfort and hope through His Word and through one another. We long for the time when “death will be no more.” (Revelation 21:3, 4)
    Your Texas Neighbors,
    Michael and Catherine Hammond

  10. Gilbert Ross with Mark and Ana Ross on this day September 27, 2018 have read the obituary and Jen’s memorial and condolences. Though my Dad’s short term memory is failing and doesn’t recall recent news, he surely knows his family and people in his life. He was saddened when I told him this news originally and naturally it is new news to him today due to his condition. Being able to be here today has helped him realize further his brother has gone to heaven. Coincidently, the Sundial Assisted Living facility where Dad lives has church songs being sung in the big living room for all to sing along. I have to say it made the moment of discussion with Dad easier for us.

  11. We are saddened by the great loss we know you are all feeling with Uncle Don’s passing, and we feel that loss as well. Although we had not enjoyed a visit with him for several years, he is very much in many of our best life-long memories. He was a joy to be around; full of energy, zest for life, funny stories. . .always larger than life! We loved him dearly and he and Aunt Betty became even closer friends and surrogate parents to Brian and me when we lived and pastored in CA. simultaneously. We look forward to a future family reunion where we will never have to say goodbye again! Sending out love to all of you and praying for peace and sweet remembering. Sincerely, Sarah & Brian Ross and family

  12. Mike and I wish we could be there for the funeral! We are thankful for the Godly legacy which Don Ross has left behind. We pray that our generation will make as great an impact for God that his generation did. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
    Love,
    Brenda Sauvageot, cousin

  13. Ron and I both wish we could be there for Don’s memorial. He and Betty are very special people in our lives – Don always called us “Grandparents-in-Law” and we enjoyed sharing grandchildren. Don was very influential in our lives from the spiritual direction, as he was in the lives of everyone he came in contact with, as well as from a friendship direction. We will miss him and will pray for Betty and all of your family as we think of you and as you have your memorial service on the 29th, remember we are thinking of you. Love to you all. Ron and Jody Lee

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