Ralph Franklin Ross, age 91, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at his home near Clubb. He was born May 1, 1930 in Piedmont, MO, the son of Harry Ross and Nola (Eaton) Ross.
Ralph served in the US Army and operated a Sinclair Station in Piedmont for over 20 years. He worked for the University of Missouri Wayne County Extension and was a member of the Missouri Farm Bureau. A long time resident of Wayne County, he was a lifetime member of New Hope General Baptist Church in Silva.
Ralph was married to Evelyn Luke September 11, 1954 in Silva and she passed away November 7, 2020. Also preceding him in death are his parents, Harry and Nola Ross, 4 brothers, Richard Ross, Eugene Ross, LeRoy Ross, Ronnie Ross; 2 sisters, Dorothy Weber and Marie Matchell, along with a grandson, Zane Wilson.
Survivors include 4 children, Dennis Ross and his wife Ellen, of Piedmont, Dan Ross and his wife Connie, of Clubb, Don Ross and his wife Sandy, of Clubb and Regina Wilson and her husband Greg, of Clubb.
Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, David Ross and his wife Crystal, Timothy Ross and his wife Esperanza, Hillary Henson and her husband Tyler, Emily Strickland and her husband Tracey, Alicia Ross-Schupbach and her husband Chris, Ashley Sullivan and her husband Trevor, Seth Wilson, Rachel Bronander and her husband Job; 24 great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He will be very deeply missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the New Hope General Baptist Church in Silva with Pastor Dan Ross officiating. Music was provided by the Ross children and grandchildren and David Ross, Timothy Ross, Hillary Henson, Emily Strickland, Alicia Ross-Schupach, Ashley Sullivan, Seth Wilson and Rachel Bronander served as Pall Bearers. Military Honors were provided at graveside by the US Army and Piedmont American Legion Post #281. Interment was in the Ross Family Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to the New Hope General Baptist Church.