RIDGELY — Robert A. “Bobby” Ross, 81, of Ridgely, Md., died on Friday, June 14, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family.

Mr. Ross was born on April 3, 1938, in Ridgely, Md., in the Fifer Hospital to the late Grace Ross.

He graduated from Ridgely High School in 1956.

He worked for DuPont in Seaford, Del., and retired after 35 years. He then worked as a driver for the Shore Health System lab for a few years following his retirement. He enjoyed playing soccer for several towns from his teenage years through adulthood, coaching the Ridgely Rebels Little League team, socializing with friends in the community at Sam’s Restaurant, listening to old country music, driving and showing his restored antique ’55 Chevy, watching the Orioles and Ravens games, and eating crabs with his friends and family. He was especially proud of his grandsons, Nicholas and Christian. He was a member of the Maryland State Numismatic Association.

Mr. Ross is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Mae Rogers Ross of Ridgely; daughter, Terri (Craig) of Ridgely; son, Rob (Debbie) of Ridgely; sister, Marie Jarrell of Ridgely; and brother, Tody Strannahan of Greensboro, Md. He is survived by two grandsons, Nicholas Ross, Christian Ross of Ridgely, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his mother and grandmother who raised him, Katie Ross of Ridgely; and his beloved son, David W. Ross of Ridgely.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2 p.m. at Ridgely United Methodist Church in Ridgely. There will be a viewing on Monday, June 17, where friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ridgely United Methodist Church, Ridgely, Md. Interment will be in the Ridgely Cemetery, Ridgely, Md.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make contributions to Compass Regional Hospice, Centreville, Md.

To share remembrances or online condolences, please visit www.fleegleandhelfenbein.com.

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