TAHLEQUAH -- Services for Ross Drywater will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at Reed-Culver Chapel, with Alan Bowers and Ross Gourd as speakers. Burial will follow at noon in Fort Gibson National Cemetery, under the direction of the Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers will include Andy Drywater, Vincent Drywater, James Gourd, Cole Hogner, Blake McLemore, Ron McLemore, Tim McLemore and William Wolf. Honorary pallbearers will be Key Gourd, Jackson Roastingear, Martin Roastingear, Graig Steeley, Larry M. Vance and Leroy Wolf.
Ross Allen Drywater was born on Nov. 5, 1932, in Double Springs, to Jess Drywater and Lucy (Grasshopper) Drywater. He passed from this life on Friday, June 11, 2004, in Tulsa, at the age of 71.
Ross worked 23 years as a cook for Sequoyah High School before retiring. He served his country during World War II in the United States Army. (Note: Ross was at Sequoyah at least from 1973, until 1981.)
Ross was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Julia Kay Drywater.
Survivors include his wife Christine (Quinton) Drywater of the home; four daughters, Novaline Steeley, Gloria Kochler, Dora Dunn and Kathryn Roastingear; six sons, Jackson Roastingear, Martin Roastingear, Arthur Roastingear, Jess Drywater, Wesley Drywater and August Drywater; two sisters, Ann Gourd and Nanita Dixie Wolf; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.