of Cord, AR
December 16, 1960 - March 18, 2021
Ross Alfred Gallant, 60, of Cord, Arkansas passed away March 18, 2021.He was born December 16, 1960 in Jonesboro, Arkansas to Alfred D. and Evelyn Jean (Turnipseed) Gallant.Ross was a kind, big hearted man who loved life. If you ever met him you know how he made everyone feel like they were his best friend. No one got away from him without hearing a joke.He graduated from Nettleton High School in 1979. In college he played basketball at SBC in 1981, Arkansas College, and later graduated from ASU in 1984. He would tell you he was the best player in the south and even won JUCO player of the year in 1981.After graduating Ross took over the family business, Gallant Equipment Co., from his father Alfred. He eventually sold the business to Jordan's. He continued giving that same Gallant work ethic to Jordan's for five years.If you ever had a question about sports Ross had an answer. He loved watching his boys play, and tried to never miss a game. Even after his boys graduated he continued supporting the local teams.Ross was a family man. He always said when he got his wife and kids that he hit the lottery. Then he got his grand babies and he said he got lucky enough to hit the lottery twice. Those girls were his pride and joy.Survivors include his wife, whom he married June 17, 2004, Tammy (Strecker) Gallant of the home; three sons, Hunter Gallant (Haley) of Batesville, Justin Gallant (Ashley) of Batesville, and Chance Gallant of Sacramento, California; one brother, Cloyce Miller (Kaye) of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters, Janet Shropshire (Dwane) of Groesbeck, Texas, and Jennifer Gallant of North Little Rock; two grandchildren, Heidi and Hattie Gallant, as well as several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.He is preceded in death by his parents.Pallbearers are Jackie McClure, Leonard Davis, Paul McDonald, Brad Griffin, Greg Shropshire, Donnie Wright, Sonny Campbell, Steven Vaughn, and Eric Schultz. Honorary pallbearer is Riley Caraway.Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2:00pm at the First Baptist Church in Batesville with Adam Hughes officiating. A private graveside service will be held.Visitations will be held one hour prior to the service.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude's Children's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN., 38105.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed. In regulation with the CDC guidelines, attendance limits have been lifted.
I grew up a block from Ross and was 8 years younger. There was never a day that Ross was not outside playing basketball and always let us younger kids come and try to beat him in a game of 1 on 1. BTW, we never won. We spent many days in their pool and many summer days playing wiffle ball in the back lot. Ross was always very nice to all the younger boys in the neighborhood and made us feel like we belonged. We loved watching him play at Nettleton High School. Although I never got to see much of Ross and meet his kids, I can only think that is what his yard looked like with his own kids... always a game of something going on. I pray for the entire family during this hard time.
Tammy and the boys, My heart goes out to all of you. Ross was so proud of all of you and loved you very much. I remember seeing him at all of your ballgames. Prayers for you during this difficult time.
Ross will be greatly missed! Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear this news. Ross was a dear friend I use to attend Walnut Street Baptist Church with years ago. Prayers for the family.
Tammy, Hunter, Chance and Justin our deepest sympathy to all of you.Thanks for all the good memories throughout our various sports activities over the years with Ross always nearby.
I’m thankful and honored to call Ross a friend for over 40 years. Praying for peace and comfort for the entire Gallant family in the days ahead.
So sorry to hear about Ross passing....never will forget our Titans Football trip,Ross was an awesome guy ,and will be missed by many... 🙏🏻 Prays for Tammy and the boys.
So sorry to hear of Ross’s passing. He was a fellow that lightened the whole room when it walked in. Always so happy and made you happy no matter how you felt that day. He is up there making the angels laugh now. Prayers for you and your family, Tammy.
Sending sympathy and prayers. My heart goes out to you and family at this difficult time.
Ross was a loving and caring man and will be missed by all. Praying for God to give you a peace and comfort as only He can give. So very sorry for your loss. Love you.
Deepest Condolences to the Gallant family may his soul Rest In Peace
I met Ross at a ballgame when I was visiting with Tammy. I could tell he was a good man, he was kind and wanted to know how I knew Tammy. I seen him several more times after that day and He was always Happy and had a great attitude about life. I wish I had gotten to know him better.Tammy I am so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you and your family in the days, weeks and months ahead. He is in Gods hands now, eternal rest grant unto him! All my Love, Becky Ross Johnson
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you now and in the days to come.
So sorry for your loss. Continued prayers for you all!!
Prayers for strength and comfort.
Rest in piece Cousin Ross! All the and all the prayers to Family!
It has been such a wonderful blessing to have been able to know you. The world dimmed even more when you were called home. You will be missed greatly.
Prayers for the family.
A man with the most awesome smile and laugh which is always remembered
Ross was truly one of the “good guys”. So sad at his passing. Ross made his mark on everyone he met. The world was a better place with Ross in it 💔
So sorry for you loss! Many prayers for your family.Love, Karen
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May God bless each of you. SBC friend.
We are so sorry for your loss.My husband worked for Ross over 20yrs ago. He enjoyed working for him for several years.He was a good man & he treated him like family.Your family will be in our thoughts.
Prayers for the family!
Wil miss you Ross. I know you and Mr Moffitt are doing quotes in Heaven. .
Ross will be greatly missed but his warmth,kindness,and gentle spirit will be remembered forever.
Prayers for all in this precious family. Will be thinking of you during this sad time.
Praying for you and your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you.
So sorry for your loss! Praying for you and your family!
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Tammy and the family.
So sorry for your loss. I remember well the wedding date at TimberRidge Lodge of Ross and Tammy. Such a fine young man. You could see the Love for his family all over him. Such a loss...Prayers for your unexpected loss.....keep the good memories close to your hearts....
So sorry for your loss. My God wrap his arms around you and your family along with many prayers.
So glad we had the pleasure of knowing such a wonderful man! His legacy of loving life, and treating everyone with kindness will always be remembered! Sending love and prayers!
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ❤️🙏❤️🙏.
We are so sorry for your loss Ross was a great guy. We worked on many projects together. He was hard working and easy going. Enjoyed getting to know him and working with him
We love you guys! Plz let’s us know if we can do anything.
I am so sorry. Sending you and all your family much love and prayers.
I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.
I wanted to let you know we are thinkingof your family.Ted
So sorry Tammy so glad you were happy and Ross was a very good guy took in your kids and treated them as no different than his own praying for you all see you soon ❤ 🙏
Dear Justin, Ashley and family, May God comfort you during this difficult time. Your family is in our prayers.
Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Our hearts go out to Tammy, Hunter, Justin and Chance along with their wives and those beautiful grandbabies. May God give you strength and comfort through this time. Bill and I wish we could come and be with you and the family. Ross was a wonderful and kind gentlemen. Love you all. Aunt Pam and Uncle Bill.
Ross was a great man who brought laughter whenever and wherever he was
Praying for peace and comfort in the days ahead. May God's blessings be with all the family.
In my thoughts and prayers
It was so nice to have meet you n spent a very Happy Christmas with him n family Dec 2019 a memory that has been cherished