Henderson,  Longview

James Ross

Visitation for James Ross, 98, will be held at Rader Funeral Home in Longview on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. Mr. Ross passed away at his home on Thursday, August 30, 2018. He was surrounded by his loved ones who will miss him very much.
At 22 years old, Mr. Ross served his country in World War II as a U.S. Army Air Force Captain stationed in Cerignola, Italy from 1943 to 1945. He received his Officer’s training from Yale University.
Mr. Ross was born in Pilot Point, Texas in 1919, attended Witchita Falls High School, and completed his law degree at SMU. Upon graduation, he served as a trial attorney for Dallas County District Attorney’s Office prior to making his home in Longview. In 1955, he, and his wife, Helen, moved to Longview where he served as Assistant District Attorney, City Judge for the City of Longview, maintained his private law practice, and raised his family.
Mr. Ross was a member of Winterfield Methodist Church, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed time with his family and especially with his grandchildren. He was a well-known “regular” at Parkway Fitness Center and exercised well into his 90s. He never met a stranger, and was loved by all.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Helen Ross, and three children and spouses; David and Gloria Ross, Donna and Dean Woodruff, and Linda and Terry Davis. Grandchildren; Audrey and Kyle Welchert, Kelly Woodruff, Katie Davis, and Lauren Davis. Great grandchildren; Cameron and Penny Weichert.
The family would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt prayers and concern, and for those involved in his direct care. The Hospice Plus Staff were exceptional. Please join the family on Thursday, September 6, 2018 in Remembrance of Mr. Ross.