DAMASCUS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Clyde Bernard Ross passed on to his heavenly home on Monday, August 16, 2021.
He was born September 20, 1931 and he grew up on Kings Creek in Weirton, West Virginia, with his brother Harold and parents.
He attended Weir High before joining the U.S. Navy, where he was selected for and proudly served as, an inaugural member of the Beach Jumper unit, forerunner to Navy Seals and became a Plank Owner for that achievement. He then attended both Morris Harvey College (now Charleston University) and Southern Illinois University, where he was a starting football player, reflecting one of his loves, football.
While in college he met the greatest love of his life, Babette (Babs Prosser), marrying her and enjoying 64 years together.
Clyde completed his teaching degree at Bowling Green State University, coaching there and later coached football and taught Art and Health at both United High School and Salem High School. He then went on to coach football at University of Mount Union for 19 years, specializing in kicking and seeing them through 12 national championships.
Clyde was known as a person who was fun to be around with a strong sense of humor, profound thoughts and a love for people.
His quiet faith in his Lord was deep and strong.
Survivors include his beloved wife, Babs; two daughters, Laura (Cliff) Muhleman and Lisa (John “Fred”) Sell; two sons, John (JoAnn) Ross and Shawn (Dana) Ross; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2021, at 12:00 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Sebring Chapel, with Pastor Rick Brendlinger officiating. Friends and family will be received the hour prior to the service, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
You may sign the guest register at www.grfuneralhome.com.
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A television tribute will air Friday, August 20 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.