Hunter David Ross

June 25, 1997 ~ July 7, 2021 (age 24)


Hunter David Ross left this earthly life July 7th, surrounded by family after a harrowing fight with brain cancer.

Hunter was born into the loving home of Daniel and LaDawn Ross in June of 1997. From that day on he captured the hearts of those he came across. He was an old soul with a warm hug and a big smile. Hunter had a gravitational pull about him that drew people not only towards his loving personality but also towards our Savior, Jesus Christ.

From working at a young age alongside his father building a business, doing taxidermy work he loved to marrying his beautiful wife weeks after they both turned 18- He walked confidently in his life, following God as He led him down unconventional paths. He seemed to fill every room he was in with light and love.

He wholeheartedly gave love to his family. To his wife, Emalee, by listening to her modern country and pop over his beloved classic country- with minimal whining of “What is this crap?” ... They lived and loved, building a beautiful love story and eternal marriage. To his children, Alliee and Sawyer, cherishing them as his “blessings sent straight from Heaven”. To his parents, Daniel and LaDawn, by frequently invading his moms personal bubble and surprising his dad with his own “special” Mt. Dew. He was not only a son to them, but a great friend too. To his brother, Mason, despite his inability to grow a beard as nice as his and his sister-in-law, Kaylyn, whom he loved for giving him his precious namesake, Hunter Steele. To his brother, Christian, as they often spent hours sitting together singing to the guitar. To his grandparents, Johnny and Carolyn Parish, Michael and Carol Killins, and Merita Ross (Harold Ross, predeceased) by making the time to visit and show his love for them. And to a tribe of loving aunts and uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews, friends, and adoring old men.

While his time with us was short, it was full. Hunter loved without reserve and was loved fiercely in return. He will be missed dearly. But we know, as he did, that we will hug and laugh again. Please join us in celebrating his life.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday, July 9, 2021 at Heber Springs Funeral Home.  

A funeral service will be held for Hunter at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 10, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Quitman, AR.

Memorial donations may be made through PayPal to @emaleeross.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at “Support Hunter Ross in His Brain Tumor Battle” Facebook page.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Hunter David Ross, please visit our floral store.


July 9, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Heber Springs Funeral Home
1199 Wilburn Road ~ P.O. Box 778
Heber Springs, AR 72543

Funeral Service
July 10, 2021

2:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
6556 Heber Springs Road
Quitman, AR 72131

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