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2009-09-24 / Obituaries

Bob Ross

June 10, 1928 - September 14, 2009

Funeral services for Bob Ross were held Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery with Rev. Trish Holland officiating.

Bob Ross was born June 10, 1928 in Pecos, Texas to John and Mary Lou Prewitt Ross. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

On November 22, 1950, he and Jayne Hargrove were married in Austin. To this union one daughter was born.

Bob was a machinist with Alcoa in Rockdale for 38 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church serving as treasurer and Ruling Elder. He was a member of Rockdale VFW and Rockdale Domino Club.

Bob passed away Monday morning, September 14, 2009 at his home in Rockdale reaching the age of 81. He was preceded in death by his parents. Brothers, Collins C. and John Ross and a sister, Bertha R. Powledge.

Surviving are; His wife; Jayne Ross of Rockdale. Daughter; Brenda Cheryl Eggeling and husband Ted of Round Rock. Brothers, James F. Ross and wife Joan of Texas City, William J. Ross and wife Pearl of Anderson, Indiana and Arthur E. Ross of Galveston. Sisters, Emily Jane Davis of Seattle, Washington and Mary Jo Knobelsdorf of San Antonio. Three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers; Willie Barcak, Mark A. Ross, Jack Drake, Leroy Sladek, Jason Worley and Ted Ott.

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