Ross C. Barton, Jr., of Wooster, passed away at his home on November 3, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Ross attended Greensburg Elementary School and noticed a girl named Janet in the 8th grade – and the rest is history. They graduated together from Green High School in 1961 and were married on November 10, 1962.
Ross loved his family, sports, and dreamed of traveling the world. Together he and Janet traveled to all 50 states and explored 9 countries.
His unfortunate love for all Ohio sports – the Cleveland Indians, the Cavaliers and the Browns led him to a life of humility, but a win – or even one touchdown – was enough to lift his spirits.
Ross’s patience and kind demeanor made him a supportive lifelong loving teacher to his three children as well as his grandchildren, and great grandchildren who affectionately called him ‘Grandpa the Great’.
Ross and Janet are the parents of Cindy Jackson (Jim) of Dalton, Amy Harris of Ft Mill, SC, and Ross C. “Buddy” Barton III (Tammy) of Wooster.
He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, at 10:00AM at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster, with Doyle Lott officiating.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, November 9, 2023, from 5:00PM – 8:00PM.
Memorial contributions may be made to People to People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com