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Robert Ross


October 16, 1928
November 13, 2020

Visitation 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Tuesday, November 17, 2020, Irvin Macz Funeral Home, Odin

Robert “Bob” R. Ross, 92, of Odin, passed away November 13, 2020 at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. Bob was born the son of Fred and Helen (Deadmond) Ross on October 16, 1928 in Odin, Illinois. He married Barbara Ross on August 22, 1961 in Centralia. She preceded him in death on November 7, 2000.

Survivors to cherish the memories of Bob are his children Jack Ross, wife Nancy of Patoka; Robert Ross, wife Denise of Benton; and Kimberly O’Dell, husband James of Odin; grandchildren Scott Ross, Shana Knight, Emilee Jones, Colette Ross, Robby Ross, Michael Shigley; step-grandchildren Kenny Marsiglia, Dominic Phemister, Dustin Phemister, Vincenzo Phemister, Devin O’Dell, Erica O’Dell; great-grandchildren Bryant, Caleb, Alison, Sean, Noah, Libertee, Hayden, Tiearra, Azalea, Caleb, Attie, Apollo, Ava, Isaac, Jade; sister Sue Marlow of Odin; and aunt Eileen Koelling of Salem.

In addition to his wife Barbara, Bob was preceded in death by both of his parents Fred and Helen Ross.

Bob was a mechanic of Max Dye Motors in Salem, having retired after 30 faithful years as an employee. Bob was known to found enjoying the great outdoors either mushroom hunting, gardening, going for a ride on his Harley, or trimming his grass on the lawn-mower. The tomato and banana peppers harvest was one that usually produced bountiful and could be shared with family and friends. If not enjoying the beauty of nature, Bob could be found sharing the love of music with others. He will be remembered for his talent on the base playing everyone’s favorite country song by request. Bob was a loving father and grandfather who made his family his top priority. He lived a life that his family is honored to carry on his legacy.

Friends and family are invited to visiting hours from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Odin with Pastor Sam Hester officiating. Celebration of life services will be held privately with burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorial contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. On-line condolences and memories of Bob may be shared with the family at or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.