WAYNESVILLE -- William E. Ross, 89,
formerly of Waynesville, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at 11:05 a.m.
at VA Illiana Heath Care in Danville.
(Below is a copy of
the obituary from the funeral home.)
Waynesville – William E. Ross, 89, of Danville,
formerly of Waynesville, passed away Tuesday,
January 22, 2013, at 11:05 a.m. at VA Illiana
Healthcare center in Danville.
Funeral services for Mr. Ross will be held on
Saturday, January 26, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Quiram-Peasley
Funeral Home in Atlanta.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m.
prior to the funeral service.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Waynesville.
Surviving Mr. Ross are his cousins: Joyce Shaffer,
Marilyn Calame, Betty Finfrock, Gay Peters, Jon
Harris, David Harris.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three
William Ernest Ross was born on July 1, 1923, in
Milwaukee, Wis., the son of John and Pearl Matthews
Mr. Ross proudly served in the United States Army
during WWII. William served in the Medical Corp. as
a Combat Surgical Technician during major battles in
the Pacific. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the
Bronze Star for courageous service.
William was well-known for his piano playing talent
with which he enjoyed entertaining friends and
relatives. He farmed in the Waynesville area.
His later years were spent in the VA home in
Huntsville, Ill. and the Danville Medical Center.
Mr. Ross was a member of American Legion Post 1189
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 1189
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley
Funeral Home of Atlanta.