The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


November 18, 2013

William Ross, age 86, of Richfield, who was a U.S. Army WWII Veteran, passed away Nov. 12, 2013

Sunday, November 17, 2013 — William Daniel Ross, age 86, of Richfield, N.C., died at 6:05 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013, in Universal Healthcare, Concord, N.C.

His funeral was at 2 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2013, at Kendalls Baptist Church, New London, N.C. Rev. Keith Walters and Rev. Christian Herring officiated and burial was in Kendalls Baptist Church Cemetery with full military rites by the Stanly County DAV Ritual Team.

Born December 14, 1926, in Stanly County, N.C., he was the son of the late Edmond Orestes and Rebecca Deese Ross.

He was a retired employee of Collins & Aikman Corp. He was also a Distributor of Pet Milk Products for over 30 years.

He was a member of Kendalls Baptist Church and veteran of the U.S. Army in WWII.

Mr. Ross was married to the late Kathryn Caudle Ross who preceded him in death November 23, 2008.

Survivors include one son, Mike Ross and wife Joyce of Richfield, N.C.; one daughter, Kathy R. Gledhill and husband Terry of Concord, N.C.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Four brothers, Curtis Ross, Clyde Ross, Herman Ross and Warren Ross and four sisters, Godie Thomas, Viola Ross, Ramelle Huneycutt and Wilma Lambert all preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to Oakboro Presbyterian Church Foundation, c/o Oakboro Regional Museum of History, PO Box 565, Oakboro, NC 28129 or American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave., Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.

Stanly Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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