William Albert Ross
February 27, 1929 - April 30, 2012
William Albert Ross was born to Edgar B. and Ann B. Ross in Chickasha, OK. He was a graduate of Kemper Military School of Boonville, MO in the 1940s. He graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1956 with a B.A. in Business Management.He was a first Lieutenant in the army and served one tour in Korea and the Phillipines during the Korean War. He married Patricia Ann Biles on November 15th, 1952 and had three sons, William A. Ross Jr, Thomas A. Ross and Robert A. Ross.
Mr. Ross worked for Shell Oil Company for 31 years in the finance and treasury departments before retiring in 1992. During his tenure with Shell Oil, the family lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Boulder, Colorado and New York City, New York before moving to Houston, Texas in 1970.
He is preceded in death by his parents Edgar B Ross and Ann Bell Ross along with a brother Edgar B. Ross Jr., by his first wife, Patricia Ann Ross, and two sons, William A. Ross Jr. and Thomas A. Ross
In 1997 he married Catherine (Cathy) O’Day and enjoyed 15 years of happy marriage. He is survived by his wife Cathy O’Day Ross, a son, Robert A. Ross, a brother, Alan B. Ross of Tulsa, Oklahoma and a sister, Cynthia Ross Cockerham of Birmingham, Alabama.
He had a love of life and was always seen as the life of the party. He loved people and he loved his family. He was a wonderful and faithful husband and an example of life to his son.
He always had a good word for anyone who came across his path. His nature was to help people whenever he could. Though he had no adopted children, most of his children’s friends felt that closeness to him; he will be greatly missed by one and all. He left this world on April 30th, 2012 due to several cardiac conditions.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association.
Mon., May 7, 2012
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Beresford Funeral Service
13501 Alief Clodine Road
Houston, TX 77082
Tue., May 8, 2012
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77038