Burt J. Ross
Burt J. Ross
June 29, 1928 — May 2, 2014
Burt J. Ross, 85, a resident of Morgan City, passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014, at his home.
Burt was born on June 29, 1928, in Berwick, the son of Alfred and Alice Verrett Ross.
Ross, as most of his family and friends called him, knew the virtue of routine and procedure. After retiring in 1984 from Mobil Oil Co., Ross enjoyed working yearly in his vegetable garden and caring for his lawn. Never having idle hands, he spent hours tinkering with things. He crafted many of his own gadgets used around his workshop and yard. Additionally, he was a dedicated NASCAR fan, as well as an avid reader who never wavered in the pursuit of learning new things.
Above all, he enjoyed following the accomplishments of his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His coffee table always contained the most current newspaper clippings of his family, highlighted of course, due to his attention to important details. And his side tables were adorned with family Christmas cards, treasured and framed by him. His appreciation for good friends was no different; each Wednesday morning, Ross and his “Breakfast Buddies” could be found at their usual table at Shoney’s Restaurant.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his four daughters, Alice Ross of Carencro, Karen Nicar and husband, Mike, of Rayne, Paula Sylvester and husband, Chet, of Whiteville and Elaine Provost and husband, Jeff, of Navarre, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Gary Nicar and wife, Leah, P.J. Bergeron and wife, Christy, Reagan Beaubouef and husband, Tony, Melissa Broussard and husband, Kirk, Becky Trosclair and husband, Reggie, Samantha LaCombe and husband, Mike, and Jamie Guillory and husband, Damien; 17 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Sister Ann Ross.
Burt was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alice Verrett Ross; one sister, Regina Hollingsworth; four brothers, Garland “Buster” Ross, Alfred Ross Jr., John Ross and Lynn Ross Sr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Twin City Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Poché officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Twin City Funeral Home. Visitation will resume from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burt will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery following the funeral services.