Carroll Joe Ross, 79, of Aleppo, Pa. died at 11:41 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa. after being in failing health since July.He was born July 7, 1932 in Aleppo Twp. Greene Co. Pa. a son of the late John Milton and Mary Mildred Murray Ross and had resided in Aleppo Twp. all his life.Mr. Ross was a member and former deacon of the Windy Gap Independent Church in Aleppo Twp. and had been the groundskeeper of the church for the past several years.He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served with the U.S. Army as a corporal with the 1844th FA and the "B" Btry, 594th FA BN in Germany and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal.Mr. Ross enjoyed his "bench" friends at the Aleppo Store, attending the livestock auction, trains and watching the RFD channel.He was a former laborer in pipeline construction and was last employed as a truck driver with the former Tower Lines, Inc. in Warwood, W.Va. for 22 years prior to retiring in 1982.On January 19, 1959 he married Zelda Marcella Sampson who survives.Also surviving are a son, Terry, husband of Anita Ross; two daughters, Catherine, wife of Robert Fullerton and Connie Lynn, wife of Kurt Jones all of Aleppo Twp.; a brother, Lanny B. Ross of Aleppo Twp; six grandchildren, Keith and Haley Fullerton, Derek and Breanna Ross, Sarah and Rachel Jones.The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Windy Gap Independent Church, PO Box 54, Aleppo, Pa. 15310.