Stanley Ross

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A funeral service for Jack Stanley Ross, 80, of Blackville, SC will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Folk Funeral Home Chapel, Williston, SC with the Reverend Russ Reed and Reverend Ken Frederick officiating. The family will receive friends at Duncannon Plantation, 728 Duncannon Road, Barnwell, SC immediately following the interment at Blackville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to St. James Anglican Church, P.O. Box 865, Barnwell, SC 29812, or to Blackville First Baptist Church, 19449 Solomon Blatt Avenue, Blackville, SC 29817. Stanley passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 after a long illness with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

Born in the Long Branch Community of Barnwell County, he was the son of the late John Berry Ross and Corrie Mae Rosier. He was a member of St. James Anglican Church in Blackville. He was a 1956 graduate of Blackville High School, 1960 graduate of Newberry College where he played football, and he earned a Master’s in Education from South Carolina State. He was a member of the Blackville Masonic Lodge #63 and Omar Shrine Temple, Mt. Pleasant. He served 6 years in the Army National Guard. He was a former Deacon, Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and served on various committees at Healing Springs Baptist Church and Blackville First Baptist Church. He retired from the South Carolina Public School System in 1997; having worked as a teacher, coordinator, coach, and principal. He had a great passion for a good-looking automobile, coaching high school football, teaching driver’s education, the Newberry Indians, and the South Carolina Gamecocks. But his greatest joy was his love for his grandchildren.
Stanley was predeceased by his parents and sister, Barbara Ross Fauchier.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 ½ years, Linda Martin Ross; his two daughters Tammy Ross Mitchum (Dicky), and Teresa Ross Reed (Russ); grandchildren, Ross Mitchum, Alex Mitchum (Rachel), John Martin Reed; Step-grandchildren Collin Reed (Shannon), Whitney Reed Prosser (Lee); Step-great-grandchildren: Jackson Reed, Olivia Reed, Abbott Reed, and Logan Prosser; a brother Bill Ross (Jenny); a brother-in-law Burl Fauchier; and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire staff of Pruitt Health of Barnwell, South Carolina for the exceptional care provided during Stanley’s illness.