Thomas Ray Ross

September 21, 1956 - April 18, 2018
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Thomas Ray Ross, age 61, of Irving, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was born on September 21, 1956, in Texarkana, Texas to Donald and Mary Ross.

Thomas (Tom) was a long-time resident of Irving, Texas and lived here for over 40 years. He loved to dance to Tejano music and was an avid hunter. Tom’s family could best describe him as “One-of-a-kind person with a huge heart,” and with that came numerous stories. Tom would give you his last dollar if he knew you needed help, that was the type of person he was.

He is preceded in death by his father, Donald Ross; mother, Mary Freeman; brother, Robert Ross; and uncle, William Simmons.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 15 years Anita Ross; children, RosaElla Ward (Paul), Johnny Ross, Isaias Ross and Raymond Perez (Tricia); grandchildren, Giovanni Ross, Isaias Ross Jr., Elias Sifuentes, Steven Lopez, Joshua Ross, Thomas Ross, Matthew Ray Perez, Sebastian Delgado, Cain Muniz and Unique Muniz; aunt, Jimmi Simmons; best friend of over 50 years, Ralph Hernandez and wife, Elizabeth; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many many friends.

The family will have a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 21st at 10:00 am in the Chism-Smith Funeral Home Chapel
Donations in Tom's memory can be made to the Child Welfare League of America ( and Boys & Girls Clubs of American ( at

Service Information

Date: April 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 am

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Martha, Makayla & Mila
Dallas, TX
You will be missed greatly by everyone Uncle Tom! I will always remember your great big hugs and funny jokes! Your promises to take me hunting and just how loving you were every time I saw you!!! May you Rest In Peace ??????
Martha, Makayla & Mila
Dallas, TX
You will be missed greatly by everyone Uncle Tom! I will always remember your great big hugs and funny jokes! Your promises to take me hunting and just how loving you were every time I saw you!!! May you Rest In Peace ??????
Cindy Evers
kaufman, TX
Anita, so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.
Wanda F. Robinzine-Trahan
Las Vegas, NV
May the love of God comfort you and give you peace now and in the days ahead.
Julianne Thieleman
Indianapolis, IN
I'm so sorry Anita.  He sounds like he was a really fun, loving man.  God bless you and your family
Michael Considine
Lisle, IL
Dear Anita, God bless you and yours during this difficult time.  May you find peace.  My thoughts are with you always, my friend.
Ivette Giner
Miami, FL
My deepest condolences to you, family & dear friends. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
Elena Marquez-Negrete
Dallas, TX
My deepest sympathies during your time of loss, my thoughts/prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Gale Johnson
San Francisco, CA
Please know that you have my Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your husband.  I know that there is little I can say to console you but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Worry about nothing; Pray about Everything!
Dallas, TX
I will forever love and miss you, you were the best Uncle I ever had , cheered everyone up, had the best jokes, a Good heart, wouldn’t judge nobody. Save me and seat Uncle Tom, Love you.
Grace Patterson and the Freedom Family
Dallas, TX
Dear Tom,
We all will miss you dearly! We will not forget your gracious ways and your service and dedication here at Freedom Dodge.  We will miss your sense of humor and how you kept us laughing all the time. RIP but will not be forgotten. Praying for your family
Bebe Longoria
Dallas, TX
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Ross family. You will be missed dearly Uncle Thomas. You were an amazing, caring and loving man. My heart is truly broken. Rest in peace uncle Thomas.
Karen D. Lawrece
Chicago, IL
Anita, I offer you my condolences in the loss of your husband.  My husband passed away 10 years ago, and I know the hurt you must feel.  Please know and take comfort in the fact that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.  Karen
Adan Lujan
Arlington, TX
My deepest condolences to you and your family.  May God who sees your grieving heart and hears each tender prayer, be ever near to give you peace and keep you in HIS care.
Jay Deleon Jr.
Dallas, TX
To my Uncle Thomas,
I can't begin to tell you how much you mean to me and the family. You were and are truly the best Person, Father, and Uncle anyone could ever ask for, growing up with you in our lives was the greatest moments ever. All the times spent with you and the family will always remain in our hearts never to be forgotten, words can not Express what you mean to me and just know that I will always keep you in my thought, prayers and in my heart! I love you always and forever Rest in Paradise
Your God Son, Little J.
My deepest condolences go out to Anita and her family on behalf of the Deleon Family. May the good lord help heal your heart as you know my uncle will always be looking down on you. God Bless
Jessica D. Carter
Dallas, TX
Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare, may it be comforting to you to know that others care. Sorry for your lost sis....

Carter/Dominguez Family
Debbie DeLeon
Dallas, TX
To my Tio Thomas,
No words can express the pain of losing you. But there is comfort in celebrating the memories and time spent with you will not be forgotten. I will always keep you in my thoughts and prayers and in my heart! I love you. Rest In Peace!

My deepest condolences to Anita and her family. May the lord help you and your family heal your heart. God Bless
Isis Marquez
Mesquite, TX
Johnny im so sorry for your loss, all of youf family are on our prayers
Angie Deleon
Dallas, TX
Rip uncle thomas u will truly be missed me & my family wer so blessed to have u in our lives. We had the best times of our lives wen we wer all together every weekend haveing fun never a dull moment. Fishing.volleyball.watching movies n so much more..THANK U FOR THOSE GREAT TIMES & MEMORYS
Love Your niece Angie
Charles Thomas
Irving, TX
It is clear he had a very positive influence on many.  Give thanks for the wonderful life he lived and the joy we had in knowing him.
Dave Ronald DeRudder
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Shiela Longoria
Grand Prairie, TX
To our belived Uncle Thomas YOU were NOT just our Uncle Thomas you have always been more like a FATHER to so many of us. We will forever cherish the memories we hold dearly in our hearts with all your jokes , laughter, fishing, go- cart riding, dancing, and most of ALL your guidance .  You will truly be MISSED by so many lives you touched and we ALL know you'll be watching us from the heavens above . 
Kathryn Tydgat
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Frank Simmons
Sewell, NJ
To my 1st cousin .... I will miss talking to you. Most of all, your Aunt Jimmie, my Mom, will miss you the most.  You were a solid rock in her life.  Your trips to Texarkana to visit her were always so special.  I know the trips were hard for you... but you came to anyway.  I am so thankful that on many of my trips to Texarkana you were able to come for a visit.  I will always remember those visits warmly in my heart.  I pray for you Anita.... this must be a hole so deep in your heart that no one could fill.  Thomas loved you so much.  To my cousin, I pray that you are at peace with our Lord Jesus Christ and that all of your physical pains are no more. YOU WILL BE MISSED but your memory will be carried on through ALL that you have touched... especially me.
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