William George Ross, age 62, 516 Eisenhower Dr., died Tuesday, February 4, at Allen County Hospital.
He was born July 30, 1923, in Bourbon County, son of William Elmer and Zaida Ross. He attended school in Anderson and Allen counties. He served in the Navy from 1943 until 1946 and in the Army from 1947 to 1949. He lived on the West Coast for several years before moving in 1955 to the Bronson, Moran and Lone Elm areas. He had lived in Iola since 1982.
He was a member of the Xenia Baptist Church, VFW at LaHarpe and the Iola Elks.
He married Crystal LaDon Beal. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include his parents of Bayard; five brothers, Russell of Iola, Lawrence of Yukon, Oklahoma, James of Oroville, Washington, Paul of Fort Scott and Gale of Allen, Texas; and five sisters, Lois Kershner and Helen Smith, both of Moran, Doris McCollum of Augusta, Marjorie Logsdon of Winfield and Verl Ross, South Bend, Indiana.
Services will be 2 PM Friday in Kunkel Funeral Chapel, Moran. The Rev. Donald Hood will officiate. Military graveside rites will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mildred.
Visitation will be 7 until 8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established with the Diabetes Foundation.