1927 - 2017 Ross Anderson Gant, 90, of Nederland died on Monday, March 13, 2017 at his residence in Nederland. Ross was born January 6, 1927 in Doucette, Texas to the late Harrison Gant and L.E. Smith Gant and lived in the area since 1936. Ross retired from Neches Butane in 1987 as a Lab Technician with 39 years of service. He also served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII. Ross is survived by his wife, Lois Opal Gant of Nederland; daughters, Deborah DeRoche and her husband, David of Nederland and Judy Gayle LaSalle and her husband, Ronnie of Nederland; grandchildren, David Anderson DeRoche, Michael DeRoche, Sarah-Anne Sheffield, and Jennifer LaSalle; six great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and a host of loving nieces and nephews. He preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Henry, James and Jeff Gant; sisters, Katie V. Jordan, Louise Eddy and granddaughter, Sherylen DeRoche. A gathering of the family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Melancon's Funeral Home, 1605 Avenue H, Nederland, 77627. The interment will follow at Jack's Cemetery in Pineland.
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