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Alton Truss


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Alton Truss Obituary
Alton Truss a.k.a. "Big Wolf" "The Rambling Gambler", age 75 of Gary, IN passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Indianapolis, IN. Alton was born February 3, 1940 in Kosciusko, MS to the late Earsy and Mary-Sue Truss. Alton retired from U.S. Steel (Gary Works). He was united in holy matrimony to Ernestine D. Truss. To this union 3 children were born. Alton graduated from Tipton Street High School and Mississippi Industrial Vocational College, which is now Rush College. He was a fierce football player in both high school and college. He was a member of IMHOTEP Lodge #7M. W. Solomon Universal Grand Lodge, State of Indiana Valley of Hammond. He was preceded in death by 5 siblings Mazel Truss, Albert Truss, Earl Truss, Eddie Truss and Ruth Truss, brother-in-law JD Peteet and nephew Jerry L. Peteet. He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Ernestine. 3 children DJuana Truss, JeTaun Truss and Altina Truss. 4 sisters Johnnie F. Peteet of Gary, IN, Heddy L. Boykin of Chicago, IL, JoAnn (Jonny Ray) Fair of Kosciusko, MS and Florence Elizabeth Truss Herron of Milwaukee, WI. 2 brothers Steve (Mary) Truss of Park Forest, IL and Lester (Lynn) Truss of Charlotte, NC. 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, his loving puppy Robbie and a host of friends. Visitation Friday, September 18, 2015 from 9 to 2:00 p.m. Masonic rites from 1 to 2:00p.m. with funeral services at 2:00p.m. All services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 W. 11th Ave. Interment Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2015
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