Richard E. Ross, 89, of Columbus, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Columbus.
He was born January 9, 1931, in Rose Farm, a son of the late William Ross and Sylvia Kangas Ross.
He was a retired Postmaster for the U.S. Postal Service, member of the Fairfield Grange, and the Laurel Canyon Church of Christ. He was also a former member of the Athens Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Fitch Ross of Columbus, whom he married May 13, 1950; daughter, Dorea (Eric) Tomlinson of Watford City, North Dakota; sons, Roderick (Trena) Ross of Baltimore, Richard (Diana) Ross of Malta; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brothers, Dan (Betty) Ross of Tucson, Arizona, and Mike (Kay) Ross of Pataskala.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William and James Ross; and sisters, Hilma Van Horn, Anna Newman and Lillian Strawn.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Miller-Huck Funeral Home in McConnelsville.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Wolf Creek Church of Christ near Malta.
He will be laid to rest in Wolf Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wolf Creek Cemetery.
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