Roy (Ross) L. Qualkenbush, 86, of French Lick, Indiana went to be with the Lord on December 30, 2019 at the Timbers in Jasper, Indiana.
He was born August 26, 1933 in French Lick, Indiana to William Edward and Eva Pearl (Freeman) Qualkenbush. On May 14th, 1955 he married Mary Wanda Ann Sturgeon and she survives. Ross worked at U.S. Gypsum plant in Shoals, Indiana for several years before he began his tenure at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division. Ross retired from NSWC in 1987. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951 where he became a marksman and trained new recruits at the rifle range. He attended Higher Ground Pentecostal Church in French Lick.
Those surviving who will cherish the memory of Roy Qualkenbush are his wife Mary Sturgeon-Qualkenbush, his children, Kern Qualkenbush and wife, Velda of French Lick. Reva Qualkenbush-Baker and her husband, David, also of French Lick; grandchildren Desiree of Indianapolis, Brandon of Nashville, TN, Tyler Baker of Nashville, TN and his wife, Ambra; great-grandchildren, Indie Grace Baker, Linkoln, Asher and Ethan Harrison.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers and sisters, Fred Qualkenbush, Hazel Quinn, Ollis “Ott” Qualkenbush, Robert “Bob” Qualkenbush, Dessie Leonard, and Shelie Qualkenbush; and his grandson, Shane Baker.
Friends may call at Brosmer Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, IN on Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Funeral services for Roy Qualkenbush will be held at 4:00 pm at Brosmer Kemple with Rev. Brian Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery in Hillham.
In lieu flowers, please make donations to Emmons’ Ridge Cemetery in care of Kathy Kalb, 2494 Hillham Rd, French Lick, Indiana 47432.
Also make donations to Alzheimer’s Association , Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans LN, STE 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.