Ross Jr. Isaac Ross, Jr., affectionately known as "Ike" was born August 24, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to Estella and Isaac Ross, Sr. Isaac departed this life on Monday, July 14, 2014. Retired from General Motors after 30 years of service. Predeceased by parents, sisters Minnie Strickland and Josephine Roberts and brother Carlton "Chubbie" Ross. He leaves to cherish his memory, life long partner, Betty "Boo" Blackwell; daughters, Estella "Bunny" (Harry) Lockwood, Cassandra (Gatta) Ross, Crystal Smith and Cynthia Blackwell; grandchildren, Alexandra and Cole Lockwood, Gatta Ba II, Darrae and Darrell Abbington, Jr., Kennedy Smith; good friends, Charlie and Carmen Hill; nephews, James "Poopie" Roberts, Jack "Jackie" (Gaye) Roberts; niece, Sandy Strickland and a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral Service 10 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 in the chapel of DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long Street, where the family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until time of service. To sign the online memory book, visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits
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Diehl-Whittaker Funeral Service
720 E Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on July 19, 2014