OBITUARY: Austin Cain Ross

by May 19, 2022OBITUARIES0 comments


Austin Cain Ross went to his heavenly home too soon on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the age of 24.

Cain was a 2016 graduate of Cherokee High School and attended Appalachian State University before returning home to work and attend SCC.

Cain came to his grandma and grandpa when he was 4-years-old and from the moment they saw him, they loved him. He was such a happy child and always loved being silly and making everyone laugh. A sensitive soul, Cain oftentimes took his grandma to Water Rock Knob to watch the sunset and it’s moments like those that she’ll cherish forever. Cain loved his brothers and always found time to keep in touch with them no matter how far the distance between them. He created great memories with his friends, especially those that he worked with on the parking crew and enjoyed the times they shared together. They’ll always be attached at the heart.

Cain is loved by his family so much and it will be hard to live without him. He will be missed but he is now in a better place. Cain was saved when he was 12-years-old, and the family takes comfort in knowing God will take care of him and love him.

He is survived by his father, Eddie Stamper (Michelle Stamper), and mother, Michelle Ross; his paternal grandparents, Alyne and Dave Stamper of the home, and Ned Stamper; maternal grandparents, Evelyn Wahnetah (Dave Wahnetah) and John Ross; uncles, Ben Stamper and Dwayne Stamper; brothers, Chris Maney, John George, Justin Walker, Dillon Stamper, Tristan Flying, and Brian Winchester; two sisters, Tylie Bridges and Taelynn Pheasant; a special cousin who was raised with him like a sister, Tierra Stamper; close friends Ben and Mattie Sierra; and many cousins, extended family. and wonderful friends.

He was preceded in death by his uncle, Raymond “Taters” Ross.

Pallbearers will be Ben Sierra, Wade Wolfe, Logan Teesateskie, Eli Littlejohn, Darius Thompson, Trace Lambert, Kenzie Garcia and Steven Straughn. Honorary pallbearers are Cain’s brothers, Chris, John, and Dillon.

A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Bethabara Baptist Church. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Birdtown Cemetery. Pastor David Hall will officiate.