Memorial services for Tommy Jene Ross of Forsyth and formerly of Seymour were held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Seymour.
Burial followed at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Diggins, under the direction of the funeral home.
Mr. Ross, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in the Forsyth Nursing & Rehab Center.
He was born Dec. 24, 1942, in Las Vegas, Nev., to Hubert Herbert and Dola June Ross.
He met his wife Sharon in high school in California, and they were married on Feb. 24, 1962. To this union, two daughters, Rhonda and Wendy, were born. He and Sharon spent many years in California, where he started his union plumbing career.
Some of the big jobs he worked on included plumbing the Oakland Coliseum and Geysers in California. He also spent time in the Arctic Circle in Prudhoe Bay, working on the Alaskan Pipeline.
He then retired to Forsyth in 1991. He went on to own and operate his own plumbing business, Ross Plus, in Forsyth for a number of years.
He loved building “hot rods,” riding motorcycles and spending time with his family.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Sharon, in 2018; his daughter, Rhonda (Ross) Lovelace; and two brothers, Sid Ross and Danny Ross.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Wendy and Doug Yanez of DeSoto, Kan.; his son-in-law, Billy Lovelace of Lake Nebagman, Wisc.; two brothers, Rex Ross and wife Golda of Seymour, Arnie Ross and wife Cathy of Rogersville; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be left at the funeral home for the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery Fund.