Donald W. Ross of Cary, N.C. died December 17, 2015 in Chapel Hill. He was the son of the late Willis Ross and Louise Jackson of Kingwood W.V.Donald graduated from Fairmont College and received his masters degree from West Virginia University. He was an avid golfer and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He loved flying and had been a test pilot for Lockheed. He was proud of flying the SR71. His passion was teaching. He taught in Preston County WV for many years.Donald is survived by his loving partner, Joan Cox Trolenberg, Cary, N.C.; his daughters Robin Dever and Amy Cihon both of Ohio and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Dona Ross White.