[obits] Ross, Robert W.

Robert W. Ross, 90, of Blacksburg, Va., passed away after a short bout with cancer.

Bob was an avid fisherman and motorcyclist. A veteran of the U.S. Army 1951-1952, he was stationed in Germany and was assigned to the 18th Infantry, Regiment Border Patrol. He was proud of his work for the Physics Dept. at Virginia Tech where he retired in 1995.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nell Huffman Ross; a son, Bill Ross (Kellie); a daughter Betsy R. Hession (Cully); four grandsons, Cody, Colin, Ross and Connor; a great granddaughter, Hailey; and a brother, Richard Ross (Emily).

He was the best husband, father, friend and Pop Pop anyone could ever have. A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

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