William J. ROSS Jr.
Peninsula Funeral Home
11144 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA
NEWPORT NEWS - William John Ross Jr., "WJ" of Newport News, passed away at the age of 89, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, peacefully in his home after a lengthy illness.
He was a native of Valdosta, Ga., and a resident of Newport News for 70 years, graduating from Newport News High School. "WJ" was a WW II veteran, having served our country in the U.S. Army. He retired from C&P Telephone Company, as a central office repairman, after 34 years of service. Mr. Ross was a member of Newport News Church of Christ, belonged to the telephone company Pioneers, and was a proud member of the NRA.
Emily H. Ross, his best friend and beloved wife of 61years, preceded him in death in 2009.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Patty Hubbard; son, Donald Ross; four grandchildren, Michael David Hubbard, Heather Privette, James Michael Ross, Erin Lewis; eight great-grandchildren, Kayla Walker, Taylor Terrill, Brandon Ross, Tristen Privette, Jacob Mills, Layla Privette, Harper Kelly Hubbard , Michael Camden Hubbard; nephew, Clarence D. Hancock III; and many nieces and nephews in Georgia.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 9, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Peninsula Memorial Park, with the Rev. Mike Brandt officiating. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published by Daily Press from Apr. 8 to Apr. 9, 2012.
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to donnie and patty and all of your family, we are so sorry for your loss. we have known you all for many years now and we know your great loss of your father. may god be with you all at this time. Diane and Linda - Hildebrand.
Diane Brooks
April 9, 2012
I worked with and knew WJ since 1971. WJ was a hard working and dedicated employee. He was a good man. My sympathies to his family.
Nelson Seely
April 9, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy - WJ was a sweetheart - worked with him @ C&P along with his cousin Judy - Another angel is with God now making sure we are taking care of.
Sherry Perok
April 9, 2012
Dee-o may you RIP, you'll never be forgotten, you and ma-maw treated me & Fredrick like we were your own family & I'll never forget that. My thoughts & prayers go out to Heather, James & Erin...God has another angel!!! I know he is sooo proud of ya'll
AnJanette Jackson
April 8, 2012
My loving cousin has gone but will never be forgotten. WJ was a good christian man and loved his lord as he loved his family. To his Daughter Patty, JOB WELL DONE. You have made your Mom and Dad proud.
Judith Buchanan
April 8, 2012
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