Donald L. Ross
Donald L. Ross, 77, of Westville, Ind., formerly of Scenery Hill, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017, as a result of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Zephyrhills, Fla. He was born January 16, 1940, a son of the late Daniel Guy and Gertrude Hewitt Ross of Scenery Hill. Mr. Ross was a retired truck driver who worked for several trucking companies locally and in Indiana. He was a wonderful man who had a great smile and a great laugh, and he will be missed every day. He enjoyed every moment of his retirement, and his greatest pleasure was riding his Harley year-round with his family and good friends. Mr. Ross was the beloved husband of Patsy Lawrimore Ross; loving father of Tara (Jon) Messner of Washington, Larry (Jan) Ross of Vandergrift, Sherri (Michael) Hannigan of Ellsworth and Ricky (Mary) Ross of Florence, S.C.; loving stepfather of Peyton Younggreen of Portage, Ind.; loving grandfather of Melanie and Brandon Messner, Kyle and Chase Ross and Kayleigh and Kelsey Hannigan; loving stepgrandfather of Kenneth and Shayla Lechner and Christopher Phillips; and loving great-grandfather of Aubrey Delaney and Leighton Messner. Also surviving are brothers Richard (Elaine) Ross, Robert Gene (Kathy) Ross, Charles (Elinore) Ross and David L. (Sandy) Ross. Deceased, in addition to his parents, are brother Daniel Guy Ross; sisters-in-law Janice and Elaine Ross; and stepson Mitchell Phillips. A memorial service will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Avenue, Portage, IN 46368. A local celebration of life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in Tradesmen's Inn, Scenery Hill. Condolences may be expressed at www.ee-fh.com .
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