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Ross, Gerald R.

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April 1, 1943 - December 2, 2018

Ross, Gerald R.

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, son and brother, Jerry Ross, 75, of Plano, Texas, passed away peacefully at his home December 2, 2018 with his family present. He had bravely confronted and fought cancer. He was born on April 1, 1943 in Rochester, NY.  His great sense of humor must have started then.

Jerry drove a truck for Kodak in the upstate NY area for 30 years. During this time he also managed
his own farm with over 40 dairy cows. In his spare time, he enjoyed raising and
showing Checkered Giant rabbits, golden retrievers and chickens.  Later,
he sold his farm to drive truck cross country. He retired in 2010 and moved to
Texas to be closer to family.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Ross; son, Mike Ross; daughters Becky Atmakur and Jamie Livingston;
grandchildren Megan, Katie, Lizzy and Rahzie; brother Kenny Ross; and cousin
Barbara Welles. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Laura Ross;
first wife, Ann Chika; and sister, Dianne Hainesworth.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2018, at Messiah Lutheran
Church, Plano, Texas.

“Whoever lives by believing in me, will never die.” John 11:26.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the church he loved, Messiah Lutheran Church, 1800 W. Plano Parkway, Plano TX 75075.


ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
(214) 306-6700


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Roger Rayburn

December 11, 2018 7:26PM

So long ol' buddy.

Clarissa Anderson

December 09, 2018 10:55PM

Our hearts are sadden by your loss. Prayer for you family.
Love, Clarissa & Alyx Anderson

Ronnie and Joann Duncan

December 08, 2018 2:52PM

Our deepest sympathies to all of Jerry's family.

dan irlbeck

December 07, 2018 6:59AM

seeyou on the otherside my friend , prayers to all the family

Jerry Nesbitt

December 07, 2018 6:25AM

I have not seen Jerry in quite a while, but would always ask Diane how he was doing when I saw her in the drug store. I am very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.

Barb Slocum

December 07, 2018 6:04AM

Thoughts and prayers are with you, Mike, and with the entire family

Brian D Carter

December 07, 2018 4:51AM

So sorry to hear this. Rest in peace Jerry. I always enjoyed seeing you and have many fond memories of you.

Clarke Mahaney

December 06, 2018 10:19PM

Rest in peace my friend. May God be with your family and grant them comfort and strength.

Sharon Burch

December 06, 2018 9:54PM

Condolences to family and friends. Jerry will be missed. BHS Class of '61

Mike & Debbie Ferris

December 06, 2018 9:50PM

Jerry was a friend for many years and we will truly miss him. His family will be in our thoughts and prayers! God Bless Jerry, your days of pain are now over!

Roger F Englert.

December 06, 2018 8:12PM

Many condolences for a cousin well liked, especially this time of year I can remember finally many Christmas Eves Uncle Mike's.Say I to Sue.

Derek Abrevaya

December 06, 2018 7:59PM

What a Great Man, enjoyed being at rabbit showes when i was younger, RIP my Friend,

John Englert Sr

December 06, 2018 7:29PM

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I found an extended family member as an adult I was unaware of but our time has been so short but still a pleasure to have had to opportunity to have known him. RIP Sir.

Anne Wolfe Potter

December 06, 2018 6:10PM

So sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all .


Larry Lahman

December 06, 2018 4:21PM

Jerry was a true blessing not only to Kay but to everyone who knew him. May he rest in peace.

Brad Howell

December 06, 2018 2:22PM

Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed by all.

Paul Cardinale

December 06, 2018 1:48PM

Worked with Jerry at Kodak for 30 yrs. Jerry had a heart of gold and was always a happy go lucky guy. He will always be remembered and truly missed by many.

Henry Sabetti

December 06, 2018 1:21PM

Jerry became a dear friend through the rabbit community. Lisa and I loved him and will miss his great smile, his sense of humor and his warm way of greeting everyone. We were blessed to share what time we could on "this earth, our island home." Sing with the angels dear friend.
Henry Sabetti

Danny Palo

December 06, 2018 1:18PM

So sorry for your loss Brotherman:(( If I can do anything for you please just ask.

Cheryl Ras

December 06, 2018 1:16PM

So sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Many fond memories showing our rabbits.

Mary Ann Sefletzeck

December 06, 2018 12:05PM

Jerry was so special to my sisters and I! He was always the first to make us laugh! He was full of stories! I will miss my friend!

Guy Duel

December 06, 2018 12:03PM

He loved his animals May he rest in peace!


December 06, 2018 10:45AM

We love you, Jerry. You were a blessing to our family from the first time we met you.

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