Darrell “Disco” Dwight Ross, 57, of Cherokee, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2016.
He was born Aug. 19, 1958 to the late Leroy and Martha Ross. Darrell was a member of Straight Fork Baptist Church. If you had time to listen, Darrell loved to testify. He loved all outdoor activities, where he assisted others year round by cutting grass, cutting wood, and farming. He loved fishing, spending time with his family at Sunday dinner, and for years, playing fast pitch. He had a lot of friends and family whom he loved very much. He especially loved all the children.
At Christmas, he would dress up as Santa Claus. Darrell spent time with the cancer group, as long as his health would allow him. Darrell will be missed in so many aspects. But, he would want all of us to rejoice because he went to his heavenly home to be with his mother and the rest of his loving family.
Darrell is survived by one son, Delbert D. Ross (Sherri); two grandsons, Kyle and Jason; one granddaughter, Whitney; one great granddaughter, Aaliyah; a special nephew, Shyne Ross; and two sisters, Florence Lewis (Barry) and Candy Ross (Mark).
In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by one sister, Gwen R. Locust; one aunt, Maggie Lossiah; and two uncles, Woodrow and Noah Lossiah.
Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16 at 2pm at Straight Fork Baptist Church. Rev. Charles Ray Ball, Rev. James “Bo” Parris and Rev. Red Bradley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lossiah family cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Betty’s Place, 40 Goose Creek Road, Cherokee, NC 28719.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Ross family.