James Rolland Ross, Jr.

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James Rolland Ross, Jr., 59, passed from this life on December 25, 2017 surrounded by his family.  James was born on September 20, 1958 in Pasadena, TX as an only child to James and DeIna Ross.

James valued hard work, but also valued enjoying life and spending time with those he loved.  He was a well-respected employee of Goodyear for over 37 years.  James was a freemason and enjoyed volunteering and being active in the local community.  He was a volunteer fire fighter for the Pasadena Fire Department for many years.   He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.

James is preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife, JoAnna; his son Joseph Ross and wife Shawna; his son Richard Ross and wife Amanda, as well as numerous grandchildren.

A service celebrating James’ life will be held Saturday, December 30, at 4:00pm at Niday – Fairmont Funeral Home in Pasadena.  The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service.