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Thomas H. Ross

November 10, 1925 March 18, 2019
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Thomas H. Ross
1925 – 2019
Thomas H. “Tom” Ross, 93, of Ashland, passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.
Mr. Ross was born November 10, 1925 at Bolt’s Fork, KY to the late Paul and Edna Earl Bolt Ross. Tom was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 67 years, Zelova Ratliff Ross, their son Ray Ross in 2015.
He was a graduate of Boyd County High School, served his country honorably in the US Navy during WWII, and retired in 1980 from the Carpenter’s Union. Tom loved playing his guitar and restoring old cars and other vehicles. He and his wife Zelova, along with another couple, started Hillbilly Days in Pikeville, KY; he was a 50 year member of El Hasa Shriners, 50 year Mason of Poage Lodge 325, Ashland Lions Club, VFW, and Ashland Elks.
Tom is survived by his granddaughter who cared for him for six years, Heather Kirtley (Tolbert) of Ashland, grandson Ronall Don Ross of Ashland, great grandchildren, Allie, Cameron, and Verda. Also surviving are daughter in law Stella Ross of Ashland, and his two remaining siblings, Dorothy Morgan (Jim) of Florida, and Lou Henry of Ashland.
Funeral Service for Mr. Ross will be at 1:00pm Friday, March 22, 2019 at Ross Chapel Community Church, 24520 Jacks Fork Road, Rush, KY. Pastor Jimmy Blevins will officiate. Final resting place in Ross Cemetery with Military Honors by VFW Post 93 and the US Navy. Visiting hours are 11:00am until Service Time Friday at the Church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospital, 110 Conn Terrace, Lexington, KY 40508.
Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, Catlettsburg, is assisting the Family.
Condolences may be left at kilgorecollierfunetalhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

22

Mar

11:00 AM 3/22/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 3/22/2019 1:00:00 PM
Ross Chapel

Bolts Rork
Rush, KY 41168

Ross Chapel
Bolts Rork Rush 41168 KY
United States

Service

Friday

22

Mar

1:00 PM 3/22/2019 1:00:00 PM - 1:30 PM 3/22/2019 1:30:00 PM
Ross Chapel

Bolts Rork
Rush, KY 41168

Ross Chapel
Bolts Rork Rush 41168 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Ross Cemetery Final Resting Place

Bolts Fork
Rush, KY 41168

Bolts Fork Rush 41168 KY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Children's Hospital

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