Ross T. Damron, 85 and Dixie Damron, 81

Ross T. Damron, 85 and Dixie Damron, 81 of Elkhorn City, KY passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at their residence. Ross was born September 21, 1930 at Draffin, KY to the late Joel Damron & Alta Potter Damron. Dixie was born April 17, 1934 at Wolfpit, KY to the late Elmer Coleman and Hastie Coleman Coleman. Ross and Dixie are survived by three sons, Lanny Ross Damron, Larry Dale Damron & Joel Dean Damron and two daughters, Lynnetta Lee Turner & Loretta Jo Holbrook, nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren & five great great-grandchildren. Ross is also survived by one brother, Kenneth Damron. Dixie is survived by three brothers, Granville, Grady & Goble and eight sisters, Carol, Freda, Bonnie, Beatrice, Burma, Rachel, Berdie & Brenda. Memorial services will conducted Saturday, January 30 & Sunday, January 31, 2016 from 6-8PM at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. A final service will be conducted February 21, 2016 at 11AM from the Blessed Hope Church. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all family and friends do a “Quick 55”. Take 5 minutes and check your smoke detectors and take $5.00 and buy a new detector and install it in the sleeping room of a loved one.

The children of Ross & Dixie know they are in Heaven but they want to help provide closure for family and friends by having you share a letter of a personal memory that you have of Ross & Dixie. These letters will be placed with Ross & Dixie before their final interment. If you wish to leave a final memory, please leave your letters at Bailey Funeral Home before 3PM Saturday, February 20, 2016.


  1. Tiffany Looney says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with our wonderful family through this difficult time and always. Will be continually lifting you to our Lord in prayer. We love you all. ~Isaiah 41:10

  2. says

    I’m sorry loss our family Burma I love you too I’m hear sad I’m sorry loss our family let me know will see you at the funeral home torrmow or today at Bailey funeral home coming my house side my house Ronnas house we will see Burma I love you I miss you good friend I know I’m sorry loss our family will be there torrmow I miss you lady beautiful fly angle I’m sorry loss our family Burma I miss you too Beautiful lady good friend I like her pretty lady angle heaven angle we love you miss you lady Ronna ronetta Chad Ashton good friends. I’m sorry loss our family Burma I love you too I miss you my best friend Burma pretty today

  3. Lorine Thacker says

    So sorry for your lost your daddy was a good man and .He was a good teacher to me. I didn’t know your mom but I bet your mom was a good person to.

  4. Tonia says

    Heavenly Father please put your loving areas around my Cousin’s at this time lift them up and let your comfort sooth them inside out. In Jesus Name Amen. I love you all. Tonia

  5. Tonia says

    Heavenly Father please put your loving arms around my Cousin’s at this time lift them up and let your comfort sooth them inside out. In Jesus Name Amen. I love you all. Tonia

  6. David&Tina Adkins says

    We are sadden that we cannot be there with all of you. But we will be there in spirit and prayer. Still praying for all of you and know we love you all.

  7. Patty Stanley says

    Leanna and Family: I am thinking of you all at this most difficult time and keeping you close in prayer. You have my deepest condolences.

  8. Brinda (Hamlin, Bell) Sexton says

    Sending my condolences to all of the families. Dixie & Ross were always so friendly & showed their love to all. May God give each of you comfort & peace. May he wrap you with his loving arms as only he can do. Sending love & prayers.

  9. Vicki (May) hughes says

    We were so sorry to hear of ths horrific accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God comfort this family during these trying times.

  10. Betsy Cornett says

    Please know you are all in my thoughts a prayers. 2 angels have gone to heaven, Ross and Dixie were 2 of the sweetest people I have ever met. Blessed to have gotten to hear then play music and sing, spend some quality time with them by way of their daughter Jo. Memories of them will be with me all the rest of my days. God bless this family with peace and fond memories.

  11. Judy Robinson says

    I was in the class of 1967 at Mullins High School. Mr. Damron was one of the best teachers Mullins could have. Never had him as a teacher as back then girls were not allowed to take shop. One summer he would pick 6 of us up from Fords Branch let us ride to school with him so we could work that summer and have money for school in the fall. My prayers are with all the family. May God Bless each and everyone of you.

  12. Randall Stewart says

    So sorry to hear of this,my condolences to this family,Mr Damron was a Teacher at Mullin’s High School when I went there,graduated in 69,he was a well respected teacher!This is so sad!

  13. Wanda Little says

    Two of our favorite customers at Quality Foods! It was a joy to see their smiling faces! They will be missed. Praying for their family.

  14. Clyde Caudill & Family says

    Larry, so sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless you and your family during these times. You are in our prayers.

  15. Katherine Belcher McCarty says

    Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. Ross and Dixie was wonderful people.

  16. Pikeville Floral says

    We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers during your loss. May God be with you and comfort you in the days to come. God Bless!

  17. Lois Damron Bendheim says

    Terry and Dixie were my aunt and uncle on my dad’s side. Although I did not see very much of them in my adult life, I am proud to be one of the Damron girls…the family was so loving and talented. And I got some of those talents passed down through the genetic line…thanks for being “my people’ for all these years. We shall all reunite on that beautiful shore and I do expect some signing and pickin’. May you both rest in peace.

  18. Donna Petro says


    Jaci, Logan and I are so sorry to hear about your loss. May God’s loving arms surround and comfort you during this difficult time. It was a terrible accident, but take comfort in knowing that your parents are at peace and in Heaven with our Lord.

    Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We all love you!

  19. Missy Stiltner Slone says

    Iam sorry for your loss I didn’t know you’re mommy but iam sure she was a fine woman mr.damron taught at fedscreek I was just one of many if his students he was a good man I just want you all too know my prayers are with you all god bless you all with strength,courage,and peace ,

  20. Rita Johnson says

    I want you to know that many thoughts and prayers are being sent up for your family at this difficult time. Such a sudden loss of both parents at the same time is almost unbearable. May God mend your hearts and flood your memories with the great times that you all shared with them. Dixie and Ross were a very special couple. You could see the love of God in them. They welcomed me into their home many times. I can remember spending some weekends with Loretta Jo and I remember going to a hospital with them once to visit Ross’s Dad Joel. I also remember the swings that were attached to that pole near the river. I thought that was the coolest thing ever. My husband was also friends with Lanny but our paths hadn’t crossed at that time. David lived at the mouth of Road Creek and he said he spent many days at Lanny’s house. God puts special people on this earth to be a blessing to others and Ross and Dixie were difinitley
    that….special. Their lives molded many of young people that they came in contact with and I’m sure as the years went on they continued to make an impression to everyone that knew and loved them.
    May God comfort you all.

    David & Rita (Damron) Johnson
    Phyllis, KY

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