He is survived by his wife of 47 years Ellawese T. Ross of Shreveport, LA, two stepchildren; Dennison (Deborah) Hunt of Brazilia, Brazil, Shirley Hunt of Gretna, LA, one sister; Yvonne Ross of George West and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother; Jackson A. Ross, and two sisters; Thelma Ross Harris and Ella Louise Ross Poer.
Leroy graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1943. He joined the Air Force after graduation during WWII as a Staff Sergeant, and flew 32 missions over enemy territory with the 15th AF, 451 Bombardment GP. He received the Certificate of Valor in recognition of courageous service in Aerial Combat, Air medal, two Oak Leaf clusters, two Air medals and the Good Conduct medal. Campaign medals European, African, and Middle Eastern and two Bronze Stars for Air Combat Balkans and Germany campaigns.
After returning from the war, he graduated in 1951 from Texas College of Arts and Industry, Kingsville, TX, with a BA degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering. He retired from Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1985. Leroy had worked in several different fields in this company; Venezuelan Atlantic Co., Fenix and Scisson Co., Atlantic Oil Producing Co., England, Libyan Atlantic Co., and Manager of Production, International Operations; Jakarta, Indonesia, Dubai, UAE.
A memorial service was held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 at North Point UMC, 6675 Hwy. 1, Shreveport, LA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3717 Government Street Ste #7, Alexandria, LA, 71302 or www.alz.org/louisiana.com.