Willie N. "Bill" Ross of Stratford passed away July 26, 2016 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 71 years. Bill was born December 26, 1944 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma to Albert N. and Dorothy (Holland) Ross. Bill was raised in the Pauls Valley area and from high school he enlisted in the United State Air Force where he served four years and another two years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War. He and Carol A. Massey were married in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma in 1965. They moved to Texas where Bill worked as an aerospace manufacturing engineer for the Northrop Grumman Corp. In 2000 he retired from there and, later, in 2001 returned to make his home in the Stratford and Pauls Valley area. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert N. and Dorothy Ross; and an infant brother, Billy Ross. Surviving family include his wife of 51 years, Carol A. Ross of the home; two daughters and their husbands - Leslie and Steve Kutz of Austin, Texas, and Malissa and Harry Boyer of Stratford; three grandchildren - Keyli Furtick of Venus, Texas, as well as Brendon Kutz and Peyton Kutz, both of Austin, Texas; four sisters - Shirley Montgomery and Mary Jo Ross of Pauls Valley, Freida Prosser-Wright of Stratford, and Coleen Wilson of Pauls Valley; and two brothers, David Mayfield of Pauls Valley and Tommy Dale Ross of Paoli. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Stufflebean-Coffey Chapel of Remembrance officiated by Pastor Terry Erwin. Interment will be at Whitebead Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the family's guestbook at www.stufflebeanfuneralhome.com.
Published on  July 28, 2016