COMANCHE ? Funeral services for Freddie Freeman Ross, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Comanche Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Van Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Newburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Lunch for the family will be held at noon Wednesday, at First Baptist Church of Comanche.

He died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, in Comanche.

He was born Jan. 29, 1924, in Comanche, to Tula Calvin and Mauda (Farrar) Ross. On June 6, 1942, he was married to Mary Ruth Hicks in Comanche County. He was a World War II veteran. He owned a dairy, farmed, ranched, worked for Gulf and Chevron, and in 1957 founded Ross Petroleum in Comanche. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Comanche.

Survivors include his two daughters, Sherian Ross of Comanche and Pamela Ross Bates and husband Eugene Bates of Comanche; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Wanda Curbo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Ross; two brothers; and two sisters.