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Wallace “Howard” Ross

Wallace “Howard” Ross, age 78, of Mena, Arkansas, died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at home. He was born on Thursday, January 25, 1940 to Robert Stanley and Eva Lee Ross in Delight, Arkansas.

Howard lived his life serving the Lord, his family and his country. He attended the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Mena. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era. After leaving the military, Howard re-entered civilian life and took jobs in Indiana, Texas and Arkansas to provide for his family. All those who knew Howard, know that providing for his family was his greatest calling, and played a large part in guiding his life. Howard was fascinated with genealogy and especially enjoyed researching the Ross family history. He also loved gardening and grew some of the most amazing vegetables which he gladly shared with others. Howard was a loving husband, a dedicated father, grandfather and brother. Over the years many people have had the privilege of calling him friend and to those who truly knew him, he will be missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Charles, Wilburn and Clifton and grandson Kyle Titsworth.
Howard is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Audrey Ross of Mena; their two sons, Tony Ross of Fayetteville, and Daren Ross and his wife, Dena of Mena; one brother and sister in law, Bud and Alice Ross of Wren, Ohio; six grandchildren, Nichole Titsworth Sullenger of Washington, Missouri, Logan Ross and wife Melanie of Fayetteville, Madison Ross of Bentonville, Hannah Ross of Fayetteville, Aubrie Ross of Fayetteville, and Owen Ross of Fayetteville; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas with Brother Tim Harper officiating. A visitation will be held before the service on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests giving to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 781, Mena, Arkansas 71953.

 

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