HEADLAND…. Mr. Robert “Bobby” Ross, a resident of Headland, died Tuesday night, October 16, 2018 in a Dothan hospital. He was 74.
Celebration of Life services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of Headland, with Dr. Cecil M. Sanders, Jr. officiating. Derek L. Wright and Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Headland, c/o Building Fund, 301 E. Church St., Headland, AL 36345 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Mr. Ross was born in Thomasville, Georgia, to the late James Andrew Ross and Pauline Liles Ross. He remained there up to his early teens, after which he moved to the Headland area and has remained his lifetime. Bobby retired from Donald Smith Well Drilling as a fleet mechanic. He also loved woodworking and tinkering with any old things to make them new again. Bobby was also an avid Hot Rod enthusiast.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Allen Ross.
Mr. Ross is survived by his wife, Mary Cathy Ross, whom he was married to for 48 years; a son, Shane Ross (Laurie), Headland; two grandsons, Mason and Camden Ross, Headland; and several nieces and nephews.
Cathy, Bobby was a precious friend of mine for 50 years. I will love him for as long as I live. Sorry for your loss. May God's peace and understanding be with you.
Michell OliverAshford, AL
Catherine I have not seen you and Bobby in a long time but I am so sorry Beulah and I will come to see you soon
Rose Jackson ShelleyDothan, AL
Cathy, I am so sorry to see this about Bobby passing away. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know Bobby will be greatly missed by all of you but what a blessed assurance it is to know you will see him again in Heaven. God bless you with His peace, strength, and comfort. From the Oree Hardy Family (Kinsey)
Melissa WimbishASHFORD, AL
I am so sorry to learn about your loss. I always liked Bobby. He was a good guy. You have my sincere condolences.
Billy G. DavisHeadland, AL
Bobby was a great man always the first to help others. He was on the City Council when I was hired as City Administrator. He was there when anyone needed help
Jack ManleyHeadland, AL
Cathy, Shane, Laurie, Mason , and Camden our prayers for your family. Know God is in control. Hold on to precious memories. Love, Randall and Sybil Glover🙏🏻
Randall and Sybil GloverWicksburg, AL