Melton Eugene “Gene” Ross, age 80, passed away March 23, 2021 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He was born
on December 8, 1940 in Hatfield, Arkansas to the late Clarence and Lela Ross.
Gene was a dedicated employee at Arkansas Log Homes for 30 years. He spent many years of service to
the Cattleman’s Association and Polk County Fair Board as Rodeo Chairman. Gene was also a past
member of the Polk County Wolf Hunter’s Association. He was known for his outgoing personality and
never met a stranger.
He is survived by sons, Travis Ross and wife Michelle, Matt Ross; daughter, Sheri Wallace and husband
Rickey; grandchildren, Ethan Ross, Rachel Wallace, and Sarah Wallace; brother, Larry Ross; a host of
nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. Gene is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joyce
Ross; son, Jeffrey Ross; brother, Jerry Ross.
Gene will be sent for cremation under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.
A memorial will be held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at First Christian Church.