John Orlando Ross, of Hays, Kansas, passed away on December 23, 2022, at Rush County Memorial Hospital swing bed unit in La Crosse, Kansas. He was born July 9, 1955, in Plainville, Kansas to Emmett Alvin Ross and Julia Sarah (Smith) Ross. He graduated from Stockton High School and Salina Area Vocational Technical School where he studied electronics.
John worked a variety of jobs, including laying fiber optic lines for AT&T, being a ranch hand, working at the power plant in Stockton, and welding, among others. In his younger years he loved riding his Harley, hanging out with friends, and attending Grateful Dead concerts. More recently he was an avid gamer, often playing video games into the wee hours of the morning. He continued to enjoy hard rock music.
John is survived by his oldest sister, Olive (Ross) McReynolds and 11 nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, four siblings: Emmett Ross, Jr., Robert Ross, Jack Ross, and Marla Goodman, as well as one nephew, Jack Ross, Jr.
Memorial contributions are suggested to HaysMed Hospice and Palliative Care - 2220 Canterbury Drive in Hays, KS.
It was Johns wish to not have a formal service or burial.