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Obituary for Tommy Ross

Ponca City Now - October 10, 2017 3:30 pm

Tommy Neal Ross

January 14, 1934 – October 8, 2017

Tommy Neal Ross passed away October 8, 2017 in Ponca City. He was 83 years old. Tommy was born on January 14, 1934 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to his parents, Raymond Ross and Leta (Belew) Ross.
Tommy graduated from Ponca City High School where he played football and made All-State. Soon after graduation, Tommy married the love of his life, Roberta Ross, on December 23, 1954. Tommy went on to play college football at OU and Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.

Tommy worked for Sequoia Oil, Gulf Oil, City Services then Conoco. Before and after work, Tommy planted wheat and raised cattle on a farm. He retired in 1995 after 38 years of service. Tommy opened TR’s Used Cars and worked at his business for over 20 years.

He is survived by two children, Thomasine Hendrickson and husband Charlie of Ponca City and Mark Ross and wife Melissa of Ponca City, five grandchildren: Ashley Hendrickson of Ponca City, Brett Hendrickson of Manhattan, Kansas, Thomas Hendrickson and wife Chelsi, of Ponca City, Tanner Hendrickson of Denver, Colorado, Beau and wife Anna, of Ponca City, five great-grandchildren: Janessa Rainville of Ponca City, Landon and Jordan Hendrickson of Woodward, Oklahoma, and Alice and Calder Hendrickson of Ponca City, sisters, Bettie McDaniel of Ponca City, Wanda Daily and husband Ken, of Tyler, Texas, brother, Billy Ross of Colombia, Missouri.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Roberta Ross, one sister, Mary Jansen, and a brother, Jimmy Ross.

A graveside ceremony for Tommy will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Longwood Cemetery in Ponca City with Chaplain Tom Howard Officiating.

Source: Trout Funeral Home