Ross Alan Barthelemy, age 54, of Hot Springs, AR, passed to be with our Lord on the morning
of January 19th, 2022.
Ross was born on July 15, 1967 in Houston, TX to Joseph E. Barthelemy Jr. and Mary J.
Growing up as the youngest of 4 children, he had the love and support of many. Ross attended
El Dorado High School in south AR and received an attendance certificate in 1985. He also
achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America.
After his Father passed, Ross and his Mother moved to Fayetteville, AR where Ross attended
Life Styles Inc. for Independent Living and achieved independent status. He worked in the
community, with his longest employment being through Barnes and Noble where he received a
10 year service award. Ross had a passion for the entertainment wrestling world and attended
several live events over the years where he met some of his heroes in person. Ross was also
well known in the community of bowling as the “turkey king” – a bowling term bestowed on those
with superior bowling skills. His favorite musical instrument was the violin, and he truly enjoyed
impersonating his icon Elvis Presley. He had a love of writing poetry, and on his 50th birthday,
Ross was allowed to share his work at Wednesday Night Poetry in Hot Springs, AR. where he
and his sister, Jean have resided since 2013. In the video link below, the beginning of the film is
a compilation of some of his writings.
Ross, beloved son, brother and friend was best known for his innocent, pure, and unconditional
love for others. He is survived by his sister, Jean Groden and her partner, Michael Mueller of
Hot Springs, AR: his brother Joe Barthelemy and his wife Suzanne of Dallas, TX, nieces
Shannon and Jillian: a brother in law, David Gillespie of Belleville, AR and nephew Jake
Ross was predeceased by his father Joseph Barthelemy Jr., his mother Mary Barthelemy, his
sister Lora Gillespie, and his nephew, Joshua Hudson.
A graveside service will be held in El Dorado at a later date.
Thank you to Abilities Unlimited Inc. for creating a safe and educational environment for Ross to
work in Hot Springs.
Thank you to the Caring Place for providing a fun and inspirational environment for Ross to
socialize with others.
Thank you to The Pines Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center for loving Ross while he was
in their care.
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Published by Caruth-Hale Funeral Home on Jan. 22, 2022.
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