William “Pete” Ross, Jr., passed away on Aug. 4, 2012, in his Lockhart home, surrounded by his loving family, at the age of 64 after a long struggle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Pete was born Oct. 27, 1947, to William “Bill” Ross and Brownie Hammock Ross in Jacksonville, Texas. As a teenager he attended New Braunfels High School and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science from South West Texas University. After graduating, Pete worked for BASF chemical plant in Freeport, Texas, for more than 31 years. His intelligence and hard work ethic had him quickly climbing the ladder to Team Leader, until his retirement. After retiring, Pete relocated back to his family farm in Lockhart, Texas, where he realized his dream of raising cattle, hunting whenever he wanted, driving around with his beloved dog, Dixie, and sharing good times with his many friends.
Pete is preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Ross; and grandparents, Charlie Price Ross, Millie Butler Ross, James Herbert Hammock and Gladys Pogue Hammock.
Pete is survived by his son, William “Billy” Ross, III, and wife, Jenn; mother, Brownie Ross; younger brother, Milton Ross and wife, Kathleen; youngest brother, Gary Scott Ross and wife, Vickie; two nieces, Hillary Ross and Sara Richard; and loved grand-niece, Lera Bella Richard.
Family will receive friends at McCurdy Funeral Home, from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. Funeral services will be held at McCurdy Funeral Home at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, with the Rev. Gary Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Blackwell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers Memorials have been set up with Mid-County Volunteer Fire Department- Mailing Address 832 FM 671, Lockhart, Texas, or online at www.midcountyfire.com, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc., to advance research, support patients and create hope for all those touched by pancreatic cancer- www.pancan.org 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, Calif., 90266
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas (512) 398-4791.