Russell Clint Ross, 80, of Orange passed away Tuesday, July 10, at the Sabine House. A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Entombment will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Ross was born in Henderson to Luther L. and Exa Pearl (Waller) Ross. He was a retired welder for the Pipefitters Local #195 where he had been a member since 1951. He traveled extensively across the United States during his career with the Local #195. There were also several Pipe Fabrication Shops throughout Texas and Tennessee that he was the superintendent for.

He was a member and served as the Relations Officer for the Masonic Lodge #369 in Mayfield, KY and later moved his membership to the Pine Hill Masonic Lodge #23 in Henderson. He was an avid reader who enjoyed keeping up with World history and politics but most of all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was devoted to his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Donna Ross.

He is survived by his loving wife and high school sweetheart of 60 years, JoAnn Ross of Orange; children, Russell Ross Jr. and wife, Vickie of West Lake, Renda Scott and husband, Norman of Little Cypress; Kent Ross and wife, Kim of Lake Charles, Twain Ross and wife, Heather of Bridge City and Tobin Ross and wife Kadie of Orangefield. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren; and sister, Nell Almond and husband, Kenneth of The Woodlands.

Serving as pallbearers will be Russell Ross, Kent Ross, Twain Ross, Tobin Ross, Trent Sprayberry, Tyler Ross, Dylan Ross and Kevin Ross.

The Ross family would like to thank the private caregivers, Tanisha Thibodeaux and Angie Washington for the wonderful care they gave Mr. Ross.