A celebration of the life of Ernest William “Ernie” Ross, 85, of Chatham, LA, will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 10, 2022, at his daughter’s home, 124 Kristie Lane, Chatham, LA 71226.
Mr. Ross was born March 24, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA and passed away December 7, 2022, at his home in Chatham, LA.
At 17 years old, he entered the United States Marine Corps, where he served four years. He later entered the United States Air Force, where he retired as a Technical Sergeant. Mr. Ross moved his family to his idea of paradise, Anna Maria Island, FL. He loved being in the water, enjoyed his coffee, reading philosophy and history, and writing poetry. He also enjoyed oil painting, playing guitar, singing, and playing slots. Most of all, he loved being with his bride of 40 years who preceded him in death in January 2009. Mr. Ross spent his last 13 years surrounded by his kids and grandchildren, dear friends, and his best friend and loyal companion Labrador, Molly. He died with his family by his side. He lived a long, happy life!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles J. Ross and Laverna M. Ross; his wife, Celia H. Ross; and brother, Charles J. Ross.
Survivors include his son, Charles J. Ross and wife Jaclyn; daughter, Celia H. Ross Fuller and husband Robbie; grandchildren, Christopher J. Ross, Emily C. Ross Hill, Ross L. Fuller, Robyn L. Fuller Tidwell, Dillion J. Tidwell, Isabella R. Krause; and twelve great grandchildren.