Ross William Woodburn, 77, died on Jan. 6, 2018, in Hearth Retirement Center at Franklin, Tenn.
He was born to Ross P. Woodburn and Louise Lambert Woodburn on Jan. 20, 1940, and was raised in Terre Haute.
Ross attended Garfield High School. He obtained his pre-dental education at Indiana State University. He graduated from the IU School of Dentistry in Indianapolis.
From there, Ross enlisted in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War in 1963, where he was a lieutenant and served as a dentist. After he was discharged, he received his orthodontist degree from Emory University near Atlanta, Georgia.
Ross was employed as a dentist, and was the director of the Volusia County Dental Clinic for the state of Florida at Daytona Beach. He worked there for a total of 40 years, retiring in 2005.
He is survived by one son, Ross Matthew Woodburn and wife Allyson Freeman Woodburn of Franklin, Tenn.; a brother-in-law, Edward Ogden; a niece and nephews, Susan, William and Edward Ogden; and a cousin, Curt Pendergast.
Ross was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jeanne Woodburn Ogden.
He was raised in the Methodist denomination.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Funeral services will take place at a later date.
Published on January 30, 2018