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Ross N. Faires, Sr.

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“Dear Glady, Jim and I send deepest sympathy to you, Kurt, Eric & Jay and families. Your Christmas card revealed to us Ross was ill. We are so...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jim and Is McGraw - Summerville, SC

“Dear Glady, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You were a special couple, and good friends to us. Ross gave of himself where...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Nola Lay - Crossville, TN

“Glady, we were sorry to read of your loss. Ross was truly a special person and the people whose lives he touched are the better for it. Ross...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Linda and John Lay - Oneida, TN

“Glady we are sorry to hear of your loss and send our deepest sympathy to all your family. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Jack M and Sue Lay - Oneida, TN

“May God comfort your hearts. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Kathy West

“Ross was a trusted friend and mentor. I still live by many of the principles he taught me and cherish the memories of much advise he gave to me as a...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Ricky Burchfield - Norton , VA

“Glady, Debbie and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to and your family. We have great memories of Ross from our days in Scott County. He...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Dave and Debbie Andrew - MN

“Glady- My deepest condolences to you and your familiy on Ross's passing. I have fond memories of sitting next to Ross at a recent KMA event and...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Alan Solomon, MD - Knoxville, TN

“Glady, We are thinking of you and your family, and we know that mere words cannot assuage your grief. Ross was one of the kindest, smartest,...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Scott Bishop - Knoxville, TN

“My deepest condolences to you, Glady, in your loss. I will remember Ross as a man who persevered with a great attitude and dry wit, even in difficult...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Gail Hammer PT - Knoxville, TN

“Glady, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your fine family. Ross was an outstanding leader and friend, just as you have been. He has made a...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Betty Davidson Frierson - TN

“Glady - Our thoughts & prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Ross was a special person, and we treasure the times we got to be with him...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Dr. Gordon and Peggy Colson - IN

“Worked for Ross.............what an enjoyment & learning experience..................simply a wonderful person. Instense about the job , but always...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Steve Kopp - Chattanooga, TN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time Glady. Ross was such a wonderful person. He was indeed a joy to know. Please...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Remona K. Jessee - Knoxville, TN

“So sorry to hear of Ross's passing. He was a very caring person and left a lasting memory with those who knew him. He was an inspiration to me and my...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: George King - Bristol, TN

“I have such good memories of Ross. He had a strong, supportive presence and was always very kind to me. The Christmas parties he & Glady threw are...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Heather Taylor - MD

“Ross and Glady have meant so much to us and to our family. He hired me into what became a 33 year career in the flooring industry. More importantly,...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Frank and Judy Potter - TN


Faires, Ross – age 78, of Knoxville, passed away at home on Thursday, January 24, 2013. He was a member of Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church. He moved to East Tennessee in 1976 to become president of Tibbals Flooring Company (Hartco). A native of Indianapolis, he is survived by his wife of 58 years, Glady, sons Kurt, Eric and Jay, grandsons Ross, Kurt J. and Jay, and daughters-in-law Debbie Stansberry Faires and Christie Sell. Ross served in the U.S. Army, was a graduate of Wabash College where he later served as Trustee and Trustee Emeritus and of Indiana University. After graduation, he worked for Cummins Engine Company and was a group president of Arvin Industries, both in Columbus, Indiana. A strong supporter of education and the arts, Ross founded a Saturday School in Scott County, Tennessee. He also served as president of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, chairman of the UT Chancellor's Associates, on the Tennessee Board of Regents and on the boards of First American National Bank, St. Mary's Hospital, First National Bank-Oneida, Webb School, Knoxville Zoo, Helen Ross McNabb Center and Knoxville Museum of Art. The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 26 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. A memorial service will be held at Sequoyah Hills Presbyterian Church at 2:00 pm Sunday with the Rev. Dr. L. Holton Siegling, Jr. the Rev. Dr. Michael V. Stanfield, LMFT and the Rev. Mark D. Lampley officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, 100 S. Gay Street, Knoxville, TN 37902, or Wabash College, 310 W. Wabash Avenue, Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com

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