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In Memory

John Ross

John Ross

Knoxville, TN John Philip Ross, 77, formerly of Athens, died Dec. 18, 2021, in Knoxville, TN. 

Born Jan. 31, 1944, in Chillicothe, he was the son of Harold C. and Phyllis P. Ross. He attended Athens High School, afterwards serving four years in the U.S. Air Force. He obtained an undergraduate degree from Ohio University and a Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University. During his 44 year career as a licensed clinical social worker, he held administrative positions in a number of behavioral healthcare programs.

He is survived by his children, Troy Ross, Janine Ross, and Missy Doherty; grandchildren, Andrew, Carmen, and Ariel; sister Natalie Gibson; and his beloved partner, Linda Helms. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and second wife, Sandra Ross. 

A private celebration of his life will be planned for a later date. John Ross

Published by The Athens Messenger on Dec. 27, 2021.