Leslie Maurice Ross, Jr, 93, a former longtime resident of Bridge City, died at his home in Jonestown, Monday, July 27.
Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside service to be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Oak Bluff Memorial Park in Port Neches. Officiating will be Dr. Charles Walton, a former pastor of First Baptist Church in Bridge City.
Mr. Ross served in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII as an Aircraft Mechanic. He retired from DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange following 35 years of service.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Bridge City for over 40 years where he served as a Deacon and volunteered in the food pantry. He was devoted to serving others and would help anyone needing assistance with anything from delivery of food, visiting those who were homebound and mowing yards. His hobby was riding his lawnmower.
After losing his home during Hurricane Ike, he moved to Jonestown to live next to his daughter and was currently a member of First Baptist Church in Jonestown.
Preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Louise “Tommie” Ross, Mr. Ross is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Leslia and Douglas Hawthorne of Austin; adopted daughter, Vicki Touchtone Rittenhouse of Dallas; grandchildren, Dustin Michael Crissey and his wife, Karina of Leander, Erin Nicole Crissey Williams and her husband, Don of Austin and Airmi and Jason Zolina of Dallas. Also surviving are his great grandchildren, Jordan White, Lulu Williams, Parker Lynn and Emma Grace Crissey, Schyler Pomales and Joaquim Zolina and his sister, Betty Baker of Beaumont.
Mr. Ross was truly a special man and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.