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Carlton Wayne Ross

Published 7:32pm Friday, April 4, 2014



July 14, 1945 – April 3, 2014


Carlton Wayne Ross, after fighting the good fight of faith, finished his course and was welcomed into the victorious arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ on April 3, 2014.

A celebration of his life will be held 4 PM Sunday April 6, 2014 at Alligood Church of God officiated by his pastor Phillip Jethro.  Entombment will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens of Washington.  Brad Cayton, Lloyd Edwards, Gerald Woolard, Jose Verdin, Charlie Hill, and Paul McRoy will serve as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be Billy “Buck” Anderson and Beaver Woolard.

Born July 14, 1945, one of four children, he is preceded in death by his parents: Lemuel and Estelle Chandler Ross; all siblings, and his beloved cocker spaniel, Buffy.

To all who knew him, Wayne was a quiet, kind, gentle soul who was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  In his younger days, he was quite the prankster and loved a good laugh.  His love for people could only be matched by his deep love for animals.  Wayne also possessed a keen business sense and established Ross Industrial Service Corp in 1991.  He was an avid NASCAR fan, himself formerly owning two late model stock cars.  He was also a skilled fisherman, once landing a thirteen-pound bass from a pond that was nearby the family home in Roxboro.

He is survived by his wife of thirty eight years: Peggy Hodges Ross; three daughters: Michelle Payne and husband Daniel of Texas, Teresa Woolard, and husband Gerald of Washington, Gloria Knox of Washington; a son: Timothy Ross and wife Melissa of Siler City; two grandsons: Tyler Christakis of Texas and Joey Thomas of Washington; a granddaughter: Valerie Rawls-Verdin and husband Jose and one great grandchild: Mariah Grace Verdin.

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Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Ross family.

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