Ross Melton Kivett Jr., 85, passed away Saturday November the 6th at Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter after a long battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease.
Rossie, as he was affectionately known, was born August 19th, 1924 in Yanceyville NC the only child of Sally Langley Kivett and Ross Melton Kivett Sr.
Ross served in World War II in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was employed for 37 years by Southern Bell in Greensboro NC, retiring in 1983 to Holden Beach NC where he enjoyed fishing, shrimping, boating, collecting oysters and clams and spending time with his loving wife of 62 years, Mildred Childress Kivett.
Ross is survived by his wife Mildred, sons Douglas Ross Kivett and wife Janice, Steven Melton Kivett, 5 grandchildren, Steven Ross Kivett, Caroline Hott, Mandy Edwards, Tracy Kivett and Katelyn Kivett and 7 great grandchildren. Ross was preceded in death by his daughter, who he adored, Sharon Victoria Kivett Martin.
The family will receive friends Sunday November 8th at the Holden Beach Chapel 107 Rothschild St, Holden Beach NC. from 4 to 6 pm. A celebration of life service for Ross will be held at 1 PM Monday November the 9th also at the Holden Beach Chapel.
We would like to thank all the kind people at the Davita Dialysis Center in Shallotte and at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.
Memorials may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400 Kansas City, MO 64114-3367 or by calling 1-800-PKD-CURE (1-800-753-2873) or to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC. 28401
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