Born on June 16, 1951 in Fredericksburg, Virginia
Departed on March 8, 2021, in West Melbourne, Florida
John R. Ross, 69, passed away Monday, March 8, 2021. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He was born June 16, 1951 in Virginia.
He served several years in the US Army. He worked as a firefighter/EMT for 33 years for Brevard County Fire Rescue. John loved to fish and hunt. He volunteered when his children were in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. John enjoyed camping and spending time in the outdoors with his family.
He is survived by his wife Faith Ross and his four children, Joy (Carmel) Dixon, Myla (Kenny) Johnson, Spencer (Brittany) Ross, and Dean Ross; grandchildren, Tegan, Julian, Jensen, and Elliana; sisters, Bonnie Tessier and Sharon Weber; brother, Barry Barnes; brother-in-laws Frank Tessier, Dean Curry, and Keith Curry.
from Merritt Island wrote on March 19, 2021:
Lt. John Ross was a man of few words, a mentor to so many new FF. a private man but a great FF and leader. Condolences to the family, RIP my brother.
Firefighters never die, they just burn forever in the hearts of the people whose lives they saved.
"Susan Diane Murphree.
from Malabar wrote on March 19, 2021:
JR, we had some times at the IVFD back in the day. It was a huge honor to have known you, you are one of the straightest shooters I have ever met. Your word was your bond, and it was solid. Save me a spot where we can quaff a cold one at the bar, just like Mac's 5th. love you and miss your presence on this earth, it is a lesser place for sure...lb
from West Melbourne wrote on March 10, 2021:
Dear Faith, Spencer and Dean, I am so sorry about your dad and husband, I would not have seen this if not for looking in Obituary for an office mate of mine that just passed too. Nothing hurts more than to lose such a close loved one and I pray your thoughts are flooded with happy memories. Let me know if I can help with anything.