Wadesboro – Mr. Fred Ross Marsh, 98, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, while a resident at Wadesboro Health and Rehab.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00AM Friday, December 4th, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Sarah Kalish officiating. Interment will follow at Anson Memorial Park. Due to Covid-19, the family does not plan to hold a visitation.
Born in Anson County on September 10, 1922, Fred Ross was one of 12 children born to Elisha and Glennie Flake Marsh. He was a well-known and highly sought after carpenter who could build or mend nearly anything made of wood. As a younger man, he built houses and also did home additions, adding on rooms or general remodeling. His spare time was spent building tree houses, bird houses and other structures of a smaller scale. He was also a longtime member of First United Methodist Church and much loved member of the Wesley Men’s Bible Class.
Survivors include a daughter, Martha M. Brock of Charlotte; 4 grandchildren, Brian Brock of Charlotte, Matthew Brock (Lauren) of Mooresville, Kristy Ratliff Davis and Ashley Ratliff both of Wadesboro; 5 great-grandchildren, Jase Ratliff, Liam Davis, Sadie Brock, Maevyn Hill and Hayes Brock.
In addition to his parents, Fred Ross was preceded in death by his wife Clara Howell Marsh; a daughter, Mary Charles Ratliff; and a son-in-law, Tony Brock.
The family suggests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church, 118 E. Morgan Street, Wadesboro, NC 28170