CENTERBURG — Thomas Lloyd “Tom” Ross, 56, of Centerburg, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at home.
Born Feb. 23, 1957, in Mount Vernon, he was a 1975 graduate of Centerburg High School, where he excelled in football and basketball. A lifelong salesman, he and his family had lived in several states before returning to Ohio.
A true people person, he loved people and people loved him. Indeed a talker, you were never a stranger long. He possessed a humorous side, loved to have fun and was an avid golfer.
He is survived by children, Andrea (Kyle) Whisler of Westerville, Erica Ross of Lewis Center and Thomas Ross of New Albany; grandchildren, Hallie, Kara, Blake and Jaxson; mother, Alice (Linkous) Ross-Thomas of Florida; and sisters, Bethany James (Mike Hess) of Centerburg and Jennifer (Ron) Hart of Sunbury. Additionally he was survived by nieces and nephews, John, ReAnnan, Drew, Jacqueline and Alyson; and many cousins, two of which were like a brother and sister, Scott Reynolds and Marsha DeWinter.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Ross, in 1997.
Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at the Centerburg Church of Christ, 3830 Columbus Road, Centerburg, OH 43011; where services will follow Saturday at 4 p.m., with Scott Reynolds and Roger Crego officiating. Arrangements entrusted to DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Centerburg Church of Christ.
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