Wendell P. Ross Sr.

Wendell P. Ross Sr., aged 66, entered his Eternal Rest on June 19, 2023. Wendell was married to Karla Jean Phifer Ross for 45 beautiful years. They have 5 children together, Wendell Jr., Aarika, Earnest (RIP), Matthew, and Raphael.

Wendell, who is most affectionately known as Poppie to his 10 Grandchildren, was an amazing and loving grandfather. He was a son, brother, uncle, father, companion, and friend to a host of people. Most important of those roles, he was a HUSBAND! He shared his life until the very end with the woman he loved most, his Huggy!

Wendell walked this earth in righteousness; it showed in every single interaction he had. He was the best truck driver in the world, and he had traveled all over the U.S. of A. by way of his second love, his Big Truck!

Wendell truly touched the lives of every soul he came in contact with, no matter how small the interaction had seemed. He was a true beacon of light in this dark world. He was a compassionate teacher to everyone, and he leaves behind a legacy that will live on throughout the ages! REST ON DRIVER January 4, 1957, to June 19, 2023.

He is preceded in death by son, Earnest Albert Ross; mother and father, Amelia Lee Ross and Earnest Billew; nephews, Kenya “Tank” Glass and Davelle “Doby” Smith; and brother-in-law Kenneth Phifer.

He is survived his wife, Karla Jean Phifer Ross; children, Wendell Peter Ross Jr, Aarika Dawn Ross-Firmin, Matthew Isaiah Ross, Raphael Navarro Ross, and son-in-law Shaun Michael Firmin Sr.; grandchildren, Alayna Naiomi Ross, Shaun Michael Firmin Jr., Klairah Lee-Ann Ross, Donavin Joseph Firmin, Matthew Charles Locke, Wendell Peter Ross III, Amelia Renee Ross, Ezekiel James Ross, Jae’Lynn Rose Goyette-Thompson, and Aniyah Jean Michele Ross; sisters: Aleshia Smith, Warrene Mack, and Andrea Ross; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and an unimaginable amount of friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 19th, 2023. All who would like to attend please contact Raphael at 907-953-4223 or Aarika at 907-741-9686.


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