Obituary: Robert (Bob) Lee Ross

Robert (Bob) Lee Ross, 63, of Southlake, Texas, left us on Sunday, October 27, 2019, following a brief illness.

Robert was born in Fort Lewis, Washington on June 21, 1956 to William and Fusa (Nakano) Ross.  He married Cheri Atkins on October 26, 1991. 

Robert graduated from Mitchell High School in 1974 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in 1979.  He was employed by Lehigh Hanson Cement in Los Colinas, Texas.  He held the position of Vice President of Purchasing North America.  Robert began his career with Lehigh Cement in Mitchell, Indiana in 1986.  He moved from Storeroom Clerk to Storeroom Supervisor in 1990.  In 1998 he transferred to York, Pennsylvania serving as Purchasing Supervisor as well as Human Resources manager.  He quickly moved up the ranks to Corporate Purchasing in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2001.  In 2003 he was promoted to his current position.  Robert traveled extensively throughout the world with his career. He was highly respected by his coworkers and business associates.

His hobbies included reading European history, golf, classical music as well as Bob Dylan and he was a master of the grill.  He was an adoring husband, wonderful father, an amazing grandfather and great grandfather.  He cherished their Bichon Frise, Chanel.

Left to treasure Robert’s memory include his wife, Cheri and children: Kristen Calentine and her husband Rick of Bedford, Indiana; Jerrod Bales and his wife Heather of Bedford, Indiana; Sarah Adams and her husband Shawn of Mitchell, Indiana; Seth Ross and his wife Elixia of Fredericksburg, Virginia; and his sister, Barbara Perry and her husband Randy of Casey, Illinois.  His grandchildren are Heather Calentine, Brandi Miller, Chelsea Turner, Jordyn Wells, Jamison Wells, Jackson Wells, Hannah Bales, Jenna Bales, Gavin Adams, Grant Adams, and Eleanor Adams.  His great grandchildren are Abel Miller and Oaklynn Turner.

He was preceded in death by his father William Ross, his mother Fusa Ross and his sister Janice.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 3, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Jack Atkins officiating.  Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and from 1 p.m. until the service on Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in Robert’s memory to Mid-Cities SOS (Support for SafeHaven) committed to end domestic violence at

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