John Douglas Ross

John Douglas Ross, 66, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 11, 2020. John was born March 18, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri, to John Ross and Lois (Pack) LeMaster. John graduated from Truman High School in 1972 and went to work for Southwestern Bell in Kansas City, Missouri, where he retired at the age of 49 in 2003 after 30 years of service.

John was a member of the RLDS Church. He was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed spending his summers working at scout camp. He enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his grandsons. On October 24, 1975 he married the love of his life, Barbara (Provost) Ross in Independence, Missouri. To this union two beautiful daughters were born, Crystal Dawn and Lynsey Michelle Ross.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Barbara; two daughters, Crystal (Brian) O’Dell, of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Lynsey (Chris) Lipowicz. of New York, New York; three grandsons, Silas, Aiden and Eli O’Dell of Excelsior Springs; his mother, Lois LeMaster of Flemington, Missouri; and two brothers, Darwin (Rochelle) Ross, of Independence, Missouri, and Dusty (Carrie) Ross of Warsaw, Missouri.

Proceeding him in death was his father, John S. Ross (June 28, 2019).

No visitation or funeral services at this time. Cremation with burial at Mound Groves Cemetery in Independence, Missouri, at a later date.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

I’m so sorry for your loss.
Rick Salmon

Our heart goes out to you and your family. Prayers to all during this trying time.
John and Marsha Glenn

Praying for your family.
Your Oklahoma family,  Emilie Pack and Cindy LaBounty

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember the good times we had at booster club. He cooked a mean burger. Prayers for all the family. He will be missed.
Linda Wessel

Barb and family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one.  I have many good memories of our days with the Fort Osage Athletic Boosters.  May your memories you made along life’s journey give you comfort in the days ahead.  Sending prayers for each of you in this difficult time.
Sharon Dankenbring