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.
Folk Funeral Home
Tuesday August 15th, 2017
170 Elko St
Williston, SC 29853
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Mr. Ross was a wonderful gentleman and a great educator. Love to all of his family and friends. Joe Owens, Jr.
Submitted by Joe Barrett Owens, Jr. on Sep 21 2017 03:16:09 PM
We were so saddened by the news. May GOD bless and hold you all tight.
Sharon and Robbie Wise
Submitted by Sharon and Robbie Wise on Aug 24 2017 11:56:23 PM
Linda and family...so sorry to hear about the passing Stanley. He was a good man, teacher, coach and principal. May God put his arms around you and comfort.
Submitted by Shirley & Gene Rowell on Aug 15 2017 09:23:21 AM
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Sandra Odom Stanley @ Ron (Stretch)Stanley lit a candle on Aug 15 2017 08:35:54 AM
Our prayers are with each of yall. I Was Shocked to read this,this morning. Ms. Linda and family God will give you Strength and Faith to get through this. I (Sandra) remember Mr.Stanley work for my daddy at the cucumber shed. He always had compassion for everyone. He will be missed by many. Our Prayers will continue for each of yall durning this time. Love Sandra @ Ron
Submitted by Sandra Odom Stanley @ Ron Stanley on Aug 15 2017 08:35:07 AM
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Cyndee Wiles lit a candle on Aug 14 2017 10:56:08 PM
Lifting the family in prayer. So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Jennifer Dungan on Aug 14 2017 03:47:02 PM
Coach Ross was an inspiration to us all. He was a greatvWarhorse coach but even a greater man. He made a very great impact on me during my formative years that I carried through life
Submitted by Skip Still on Aug 14 2017 11:06:41 AM
Linda, I'm so sorry to hear the loss of Stan. Bob and I had some good times with you all and think so highly of you and your family. Losing Bob three years ago was devestating but God has a plan for all of our lives. Stan was a good, Godly man that shared goodness to all he came in contact with. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Love to all of you. Dee Dee Whitehead
Submitted by Dee Dee Whitehead on Aug 14 2017 10:40:19 AM
Chuck and I have fond memories of you and we had some fun times --I remember the time you had a big motor home and we all went to see the Gamecocks play and to tailgate in comfort. Love, Georgia Hughes
Submitted by Georgia H. Hughes on Aug 14 2017 10:28:09 AM
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