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William V. 'Bill' Ross

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William V. “Bill” Ross, 65, of Cincinnati, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024 at his home. 

He was born Jan. 24, 1959 in Columbus, the son of Carl and Linda (Cheadle) Ross. 

Bill was a member of the Eastgate Baptist Church, where he always willingly served wherever he was needed. He loved hunting and the outdoors and was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He enjoyed refereeing and watching soccer and passing on his love of the sport. He designed and built many of his own projects and enjoyed teaching life skills to his children. Most of all, spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren was his favorite pastime. 

Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 38 years, Lisa (Howsman) Ross, whom he married July 6, 1986 in Leesburg. He is also survived by his mother, Linda Morris of Jackson; two children, Amberley Ross of Cincinnati and Will (Clara) Ross of Batavia; two grandchildren, Brylan Ross and Zaiydan Dodds; four siblings, Doris (Tony) Pickens of Jackson, Roger Ross of Lancaster, Cindy (Ed) Davis of Columbus and Victoria (Sam) Johnson of Tarlton; as well as nieces and nephews, Melody, Brad, Sam, Joshua, Kye, Chelsey, Caleb and Dawn. 

In addition to his father, Carl Ross, he was preceded in death by his special dad, Robert Morris; and a nephew, Ryan Pickens.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 18, 2024 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Eastgate Baptist Church, 717 Barg Salt Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, when a funeral service will begin. Pastor Dan Barnes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Leesburg. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eastgate Baptist Church, 717 Barg Salt Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244.

The Turner & Son Funeral Home in Hillsboro is serving the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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