Ross Allison Freeze, 90, of Statesville, N.C., entered his heavenly home on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Mr. Freeze was born February 17, 1930, in Iredell County and was the son of the late Hiram Allison Freeze and Myrtle Deal Freeze.

He was a 1949 graduate of Celeste Henkel High School and worked for the City of Statesville in the Water Filtration Division. On October 18, 1952, he married Myrtle Ostwalt, and they enjoyed 68 years of marriage and traveling together. They were active members of Bethlehem United Methodist Church and also attended Fellowship Baptist Church, where she is the organist.

He had a special interest in airplanes and old cars. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, and he also enjoyed gardening and working on his farm.

He is survived by one son, Ross Allison Freeze Jr. (Linda) of Statesville; two daughters, Jessica F. Boggs Laws (Edwin) of Statesville and Susan F. Parker (Donald) of Troutman; grandchildren, James Boggs (Brittany), Justin Boggs (Paige), Jonathan Parker, Mary Parker, Kristie Jenkins, Jamie Jenkins, Lindsay Laws Deviney (Brandon), and Andrew Laws; great-grandchildren, Colton Boggs, Hadley Boggs, Andrew Jenkins, Colby Jenkins, Kaitlin Johnson, Grayson Lynch, and Jude Deviney; sister, Phyllis Patterson; sister-in-law, Mildred Elliott; and brother-in-law, Lathan Ostwalt.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, William Parker; his brothers, Fred, Marvin, Charlie, and Ralph Freeze; and a sister, Elizabeth Stinson.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Bethlehem UMC in Statesville on Saturday, September 12, at 1 p.m. Masks are preferred.

Memorials may be made to Bethlehem UMC or Fellowship Baptist Church and online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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