Thomas Delaware Ross, Jr.
Thomas Delaware Ross, Jr., of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away on Tuesday morning, Sept. 14, 2021 at the VA Hospital in Phoenix. He was 84.
Thomas was born in Silver City, NM on Aug. 28, 1937 to Thomas Delaware and Doris Cook Ross. He was the oldest and was joined by his younger siblings, Sandra Ross Waters and Louis Ross. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was an optometrist by trade and worked in the Gila Valley and throughout AZ.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sherril, of Apache Junction, his seven children, Tommy (Ellie), Tamara Jones (Tom), Tanya Anway (David), Todd (Sonia), Tiffany Howard (Kyle), Tasha Mattice (Jared) and Tara Marriott (Josh), three stepsons, Les Sanders (Lisa), Brad Sanders (Holly) and Mike Sanders (Danielle), 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, his sister, Sandra Waters, his brother, Louis Ross (Linda), and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandsons. Military services will be held on October 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.