Eugene L. Ross, age 85, of Coletown, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 9:50 AM at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio. He was born on August 11, 1926 in Coletown, Ohio, to the late Cormal & Anna (Burke) Ross.
Eugene worked as a carpenter from Fry Construction for 10 years, Darke County Garage on the bridge department for 12 years, and the Greenville School system as a custodian for 10 years. He was a member of the Coletown Congregational Christian Church, Farm Power of the Past and loved worked on gasoline engines.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Evelan (Deardoff) Ross whom he married on August 29, 1948; son, Bruce Allen Ross; brothers, Robert and Gary Ross; and sister, Joan Bergman.
He is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Philip (Andrea) Ross of West Mansfield, Ohio, and Larry (Rose) Ross of Covington, Ohio; 8 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother and sister in law, Ronald & Joan Ross of West Alexandria, Indiana; sister, Shirley Linder of Greenville; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a service held on Monday, January 23, 2012 at 10:30 AM at Coletown Congregational Christian Church, 2876 St. Rt. 571 West, Coletown, Ohio, with Pastor Eric Knight and Pastor Carroll Pahl officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 1-3 PM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio, as well as from 10-10:30 AM on Monday before the service at church.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to the Coletown Congregational Christian Church. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com