William H. Ross, Sr.

Born: Thu., Jun. 8, 1922
Died: Sun., Dec. 14, 2014


12:00 PM Mon., Dec. 22, 2014
Location: Camp Butler National Cemetery

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   William H. Ross, Sr., 92, lovingly called Daddy Bill, passed away at 9:55 p.m. Sunday (December 14, 2014) in Quincy at the Illinois Veteran's Home.

   Born June 8, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois, William was the third child of Hattie and Edmond Ross.   He married Alyce H. Seay on March 10, 1984.  She survives

   Mr. Ross enlisted in the Army on August 26, 1941, serving his country in Company B, 376th Engineer Battalion until his honorable discharge on October 31, 1945.

   William belonged to a Masonic Lodge in Chicago and was an avid follower of politics.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and reading, but he truly enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially his granddaughter, Alisa Tracy.
   Survivors include his wife, Alyce; a son, William Ross, Jr.; a daughter, Doris Ross; a brother, Arthur Ross; and many loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Ross was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John Ross, Edmond Ross, Jr. and Jeff Ross; and a sister, Lillie Hattie.

   Cremation rites have been accorded to Mr. Ross. Services will be held 12:00 noon Monday December 22, 2014 in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Keli (Dawson) Alston
   Posted Tue December 16, 2014
My mother, brother and I are heart broken over the loss of Daddy Bill. Our memories of him live on, as we mourn his passing. He was a giant of a man and we will truly miss him. Evelyn, Skip and Keli

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