Burlington – Eddie Willis “Dub” Ross, 86, passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He was a native of Alamance County and the son of the late Joe Jasper and Blanche Sutton Ross Summers, and was the husband of 65 years to the late Alice Faye Boone Ross.
Eddie was a lifetime Tobacco Farmer and Cattleman. He taught school at Southern Alamance High School and Western Alamance High School for over twelve years. He was a former fireman with the A-O Volunteer Fire Department where he continued to serve on the Board of Directors. Eddie was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church. He was an avid Atlanta Braves Fan, having been an outstanding 1st baseman in High School and turning down an offer to play in the minors. Eddie was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his daughter, Trudy Ross Kernodle and husband, Randy of Burlington; granddaughter, Kim Hauser and husband, Jay; grandson, TJ Kernodle; great grandchildren, Abigail and Carter Hauser; sister, Janice Leppanen and husband, Wally of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers, Bennett, Paul and Dan Ross.
A service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 at 2:00PM at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Todd Felkel. The burial will follow at Alamance Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:45-1:45pm on Monday prior to the service. The family will be at the homeplace during the day on Sunday to receive friends and family, located at 1866 Gwyn Road, Burlington, NC 27217.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Christian Church, P O Box 127, Altamahaw, NC 27202 or A-O Volunteer Fire Department, 2806 Old NC Hwy 87, Elon, NC 27244