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Jack Donald Ross

April 20, 1929 - March 27, 2021

A graveside service for Jack Donald Ross, age 91 of Leonard, will be held Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Leonard Cemetery.

Jack was born April 20, 1929, near Randolph, to Jack Ross and Willis “Bill” Ross. He was a lifelong resident of Leonard, graduating from the Leonard High School class of 1947. He married Annie “Jo” Tyler on July 29, 1949, in Bonham, and together they raised three boys. They were married for almost 68 years before her passing in May 2017.

Jack was a hard worker, earning a living as a carpenter and on the farm he owned. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Leonard, the Leonard Volunteer Fire Department for 23 years, the Carpenter’s Union since 1950, and was past President of the Leonard ISD School Board. He enjoyed farming, playing dominos - where he collected several trophies and awards over the years, and tending to his vegetable garden. Jack passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Greenville Health and Rehab in Greenville.

Surviving are two sons, Ricky Ross of Bailey, and Robin and Kayla Ross of Leonard; six grandchildren, Jason Ross and wife, Kendl, of Alpharetta, Ga., Jeffrey Ross and wife, Chelsea, of Flowery Branch, Ga., Jack Ross of Greenville, Janet Campbell and husband, David, of Leonard, Rodney Ross and wife, Lauren, of Van Alstyne, and Lori Johnston and husband, Chris, of Leonard; 14 great-grandchildren, Jackson Ross and Sawyer Paul of Alpharetta, Ga., Kayden and Kenadie Ross of Flowery Branch, Ga., Jakob, Jason and Jaden Ross of Greenville, Carissa and Justin Campbell of Leonard, Rylan, Kenzie and Paxton Ross of Van Alstyne and Chance Brown and Logan Johnston of Leonard; brother, David Ross of Bonham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Jack was preceded in death by his father, Jack Ross; mother, Bill Ferguson; sister, Joyce; and oldest son, Randy Ross.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to The Leonard Volunteer Fire Department where he was a member for 23 years.

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I always liked playing dominoes with Jack. Jack was very kind man and he will be missed. God bless you Jack. Rest in peace my friend. Wade Sudderth, April 8, 2021 Uncle Jack was a wonderful person. I spent many a summer days and weekends at his and Aunt Jo's home. They were so good to me and my brother and sister. He will truly be missed. Tanya Lillie, April 7, 2021