Eugene Ross, 84, son of Orland and Leoma Ross, was born July 6, 1920, at Houston. He died Sept. 16, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home at St. James.He attended elementary and high school at Houston. He married Blanch Cole June 30, 1940, in a ceremony performed by the Rev. J.R. Halbrook. They moved into their home at Houston July 1, 1940, where they continued to live until his death. They had one son March 18, 1943.Mr. Ross entered the Armed Services May 6, 1944. After being stationed at Camp Hood, Texas, for 18 months, he was shipped to Tokyo, Japan, in October 1945. He returned to Seattle, Wash., in May 1946.After an honorable discharge as staff sergeant in May 1946, he returned to Houston.He was employed at Ross Lumber Co. until he retired in 1982.He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Houston, where he served on various committees and taught Sunday School for several years.He enjoyed making homemade ice cream and entertaining his Sunday School and Training Union classes at his home. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing with his wife and grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy and Betty; and two brothers, James and Donald.Surviving are his wife of the home; one son, Gerald of Jefferson City; one sister, Ruth Wilson of Arkansas City, Ark.; and two grandchildren.Services were Sept. 20 at the First Baptist Church in Houston with the Rev. Frank Childers officiating. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home of Houston. “

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