Richard Duane Ross was born March 20, 1952 to Martin Francis and Claudia (Harvel) Ross in Geary, OK. He passed away May 10, 2023 at his home in Watonga, OK at the age of 71. Richard attended Geary Schools before dropping out to live life on his own terms. He married the love of his life, Cheryl Hood on November 27, 1981 in Geary, OK. Richard would go on to work various jobs in the oilfield, including many years at Testco and Hamm & Phillips before retiring in 2015. Richard was always up for a good time. He loved fishing, taking pictures, cruising backroads, hunting mushrooms, listening to Pink Floyd and laughing at his own jokes. He also especially enjoyed scaring his kids and grandkids, and would often do so. You would never catch him in anything but overalls and he would gladly give the shirt off of his back to those that needed it. He was a simple, stubborn man who loved big and will be greatly missed. He has now become, Comfortably Numb.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin & Claudia Ross; three brothers, Bill, Gene, & Steve Ross; one sister, Karen Sims; and three chosen brothers, Jimmy Kiener, Bobby Fanning, & Patrick Nitzel.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cheryl Ross of Watonga, OK; three children, Tyler Ross & wife Heather of Granbury, TX, Erin Scheihing & husband Cody of Greenfield, OK, and Michael Ross of Watonga, OK; grandchildren, Reagan Ross and Kelsi, Mae, & Moxen Scheihing; one sister, Francis Williams of Wichita Falls, TX; one special nephew, Jerry Ross & wife Shielah of Odessa, TX; and one brother, Mike Baker of Geary, OK.
Private services will be held at a later date. Selected services entrusted to Turner Funeral Home, Geary, OK. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com, turnerfh.net, or you can find us on facebook.com (Turner Funeral Homes).
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