A funeral service with military honors for Jesse Robert “Bobby” Ross, 72, of Gary, was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, at Jimerson- Lipsey Funeral Home Chapel in Carthage with Bro. Toby Tipps and Dr. Dale Reed officiating. The family received friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Ross passed away on Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2015, in Carthage. Jesse Robert Ross was born on Sept. 11, 1942, in Carthage to the late Robert Brinson and Billie Bowen Ross. He graduated from Carthage High School with the class of 1961, and attended the University of Maryland. Mr. Ross served his country in the U. S. Air Force, having fought during Vietnam and Desert Storm, and retired and was honorably discharged after 25 years of service. He married Anna Marie Hattaway on Dec. 31, 1981 in Carthage. Mr. Ross worked as a mechanic in Carthage for many years. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 5620, American Legion Post #353, and the Vietnam Veterans Assn.