He had lived in the Essex and Bernie areas most of his life. In his early life he and his wife cared for many elderly in the community. He later worked as an auto mechanic for Estes Walker Dodge, Scism Motors and Bud Shell Ford. He enjoyed fishing and attending church services and was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ.
On May 4, 1946, he was married to Ruby Britt in Dexter. She preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 1988.
Surviving are his caregiver, Mary McBride of Essex. Many other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one brother, Nathanial Ross.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2010, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Services will be held Saturday, June 26, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Moses Grayson of Essex and the Rev. Stan Dauck of Bernie officiating.
Interment will be in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.