Glenn Wilson Ross, 87, founder and former president of Ross Supply Co., Marion, IN, and one of the founding members of Wit & Co., died March 5. He served in the U.S. Army, rising to First Sergeant in the 106th Infantry. He bought a hardware store in 1949 and renamed it Ross Hardware, then added plumbing and heating supplies.
The store burned to the
ground in 1950, but Ross rented a small warehouse and continued doing business,
building up to become Ross Supply Co. When he retired as president in 1987 the
business had grown to occupy a 30,000-sq.-ft. warehouse and office building and
had more than 15 employees. The company remains in business today.
donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Diabetes
Association or the Marion Humane Society.
Obituary…Glenn Wilson Ross
May 1, 2009