Curtis W. Ross

Born: Wed., Nov. 5, 1941
Died: Wed., Feb. 26, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 01, 2014
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Mar. 02, 2014
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Curtis W. Ross, 72, of Oblong, Illinois passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

Born in Clay City, Illinois on November 5, 1941, he was the son of Paul Clifford Ross and Genell Effie (Winchester) Ross.  On September 5, 1959 he married Sandra Lee Jenkins and she survives.

Curtis owned and operated Ross Oil Company from 1970 to 2005 when Curtis sold the business to his brother-in-law Jack Jenkins.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Oblong; Robinson Elks Lodge #1188; Illinois Oil and Gas Association; and member of the Oblong Oil Field Museum. Curtis enjoyed raising cattle, working in the oil field and working and supporting his church where he was an elder for many, many years.

Survivors include: his wife, Sandra of Oblong; two daughters and son-in-law: Becky Legg of Oblong and fiancé Charles Smith of Flat Rock, IL; Tammy and Rod Williams, of Oblong; four grandchildren: Matthew Williams; Shonda and Tyler Wade, Brandon and Erica Williams, and Curtis Legg; three great-grandchildren: Kerrigan Williams, Ashton Roberts and Keegan Rosson; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Jackie and Cindy Davis, Springfield, IL., Bill and Betty Davis, Lakeland, Fl., Shelby and Jennifer Davis, Flora, IL; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Sandra and Budgie Harmon, West Liberty, IL., Darla Kroeger, Effingham, IL., and Marsha Kroeger, Carbondale, IL. ; several nieces, nephews, and many, many friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Paul Ross and Genell E. Davis Kroeger; brothers, Jim Ross and Joe Davis; an infant sister Brenda Davis.

Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church of Oblong, 206 North Range, Oblong, IL. at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014 with Bro. Dee Wolfe and Jackie Davis officiating.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the First Christian Church of Oblong.  Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to First Christian Church, Future Growth, with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, IL  62449.

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William Davis
   Posted Sat March 01, 2014

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by he Davis family, William Davis, Betty Davis, Brock Davis, Wes Davis, Wayne Davis along with several nieces and nephews..

Thanks for being such a good brother and an even better friend. With LOVE from the Davis family, William Davis, Betty Davis, Brock Davis, Wes Davis, Wayne Davis along with several nieces and nephews.

Peggy and Darrel Ault
   Posted Sun March 02, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying God will comfort, strengthen, and give you peace.

Dan and Marian Hatfield
   Posted Tue March 04, 2014
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Curtis. Even though you have experienced many struggles in recent years with his illness, we know those years have also been seasoned with many good times as well. May God bless each of you mourning his death with comfort and peace.

Tom & Carolyn Rodgers
   Posted Fri March 07, 2014
Tammy & Rod & Family,
I was saddened to learn of the passing of your father. I know he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Sandy and the rest of your family.

Tom & Carolyn Rodgers
Leesburg, Fl

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