Joseph Paul Ross was counted in the census on 12 May 1940 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA, as a 8-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, Joseph Paul Ross; his mother, Lillian Hair Ross; and his siblings, Sydares Hair Ross, Harold Eugene Ross and Margie Eleanor Ross.
On August 10, 1960, J. Paul Ross, Jr. was listed in the newspaper article “Blaney School Will Open August 31.”
On August 19, 1961, Paul Ross, Jr was listed as an active pallbearer in the obituary of Charlotte Ross Goff.
On January 9, 1994, Mr. Joseph Paul Ross, Jr was listed in the newspaper article “Ross – Bolin.”
On September 29, 1996, J. Paul Ross, Jr. was listed as the father in the obituary of Janet Lynn Ross Bolin.
He died on 11 Jan 2008 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. He was buried on 13 Jan 2008 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Blaney Baptist Church Cemetery.
J. Paul Ross, Jr
Funeral services for J. Paul Ross, Jr., 75, of Elgin, were held Sunday, Jan. 13 at Blaney Baptist Church with burial following in the church cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children & Youth Fund at Blaney Baptist Church, 1400 Blaney Road, Elgin, S.C. 29045 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Gail Kirkland, 647 Lachicotte Road, Lugoff, S.C. 29078.
He was an active member of Blaney Baptist Church where he was a former deacon and Sunday school teacher. After retiring from the S.C. Park, Recreation and Tourism Department, he fulfilled his dream of being a master woodcraftsman as owner of Paul’s Wood Crafts.
Surviving are his wife, Claudia Dreher Ross; son, Dr. J. Paul Ross III and his wife, LeAnn, of Spartanburg; daughter, Tammy Ross Horak and her husband, Jeff, of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; sisters, Margie Crowley of Greer and Syderas Hair Ross Sanders of Elgin; and brother, Dr. Harold E. Ross of Johnson City, Tenn.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Ross Bolin. Mr. Ross was a loving husband and dedicated father, grandfather and brother.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Lugoff Elgin Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.