Terry Allen Ross

Terry Allen Ross, age 84, of Tecumseh, Mich., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 25, 2021 with his wife by his side and under the loving care of Hospice of Lenawee. He was born on August 14, 1936 in Plainwell, Mich., a son of the late William E. and Ruby (York) Ross.

Terry graduated from University High School in Ann Arbor and then went on to serve four years in the U.S. Navy. On November 24, 1958 he married Phyllis Dee Hill in Bremerhaven, Germany and they have shared over 62 years together. Terry worked as a machine repairman for General Motors and Ford Motor Co. for 32 years before retiring in 1999. He was a member of Clinton United Methodist Church and during his spare time he loved camping and traveling with his wife in their RV. He also loved wood carving, flying stunt kites, painting, photography, model trains and he also officiated junior high football. Terry had a gift of wit and humor and was loved by everyone that he met.

Along with his wife Phyllis, he is survived by his children, Sherri (Jeff) Perry and Timothy (Amie) Ross; a sister, Joyce (Jim) Crippin;  three grandchildren, Adrian (Ashley) Coney, Bryan (Amber) Ross and Matthew Ross; and three great-grandchildren, Ava Coney, Brayden Ross and Addison Ross. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Michael Ross; siblings, Billie Dreffs and Dorothy Knoedler; and his in-laws, Eugene and Delia Hill.

A celebration of life for Terry will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements by the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be offered to the family at handlerfuneralhomes.com.


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