Martin E. Ross Sr.

Jul 15, 2014

In Loving Memory

CANTON — Martin Eugene Ross Sr., 54, of Webb Drive, passed away at The Homestead, Monday, July 14, 2014.

Martin was born May 31, 1960, in Haywood County and was a lifelong resident.  He was the son of Cecil Ross, of Bethel, and the late Joan Burnette Ross. Martin was blessed to be able to build and design anything he desired. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. His passion in life was driving heavy equipment, especially dump trucks, and he will always be remembered for his hard work ethic. Martin was of the Baptist faith. He was loved deeply by his family and shall be greatly missed.

Also preceding him in death was his daughter, Tracy Ross.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his loving wife of 11 years, Joy Burke-Ross; their children, Harley, Dewey and Tommie Ross, of the home; Crystal Plemmons and her husband, Brian, of Waynesville, and M. J. Ross, of Bethel, and their mother, Tina Plemmons, of Waynesviile; two sisters, Pam Ross and Janet Ross, of Bethel; one brother, Kelly Ross, of Bethel; a grandson, Owen Plemmons; and several nieces and their children.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, at Mount Zion Baptist Church.  The Revs. Jack Holland and Roy Kilby will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Community Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the church.

Crawford/Ray Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Ross family and words of comfort may be shared at

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