Ross Allen Lakes, 64, died in his home on Tuesday September 14, 2016 in the early morning hours. Death was attributed to a variety of health issues. \n\nMr. Lakes was born on January 14, 1952 in Middle Town, Ohio to Lee and Edith Lakes. He was one of four children, and was raised in the small town of Bluffton, Indiana. Ross graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications in the mid 70's. In the late 70's he moved into Ministry, and became the Associate Pastor at the Pentecostal Church of God in Lafayette, Indiana. Through the early 80's, he was a Pastor at The House of Praise in Bay City, Michigan. In the mid 90's, Ross earned a Master's Degree from Ball State University. Most recently he worked at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona until February, 2016 as a Speech Communications Teacher. \n\nSurvivors include 2 sons, Joshua Omar Lakes of Marana, Arizona, and Benjamin Lee Lakes of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Sister Lena J. Moser of Muncie, Indiana, and Sister Marsha K. Matyas of Olney, Maryland, and 5 grandchildren. His brother JeRome Lakes, preceded him in death in 2002.\n\nRoss will always be remembered for having many special talents. He was a gifted writer, poet and musician. He played many instruments including the piano, trombone, and guitar. He created a musical Christian album entitled "Like A Child" that was recorded at Wieland Studios in Auburn, Michigan in 1982. He was a strong believer in Christ, and preached this during his years in Ministry and to many people who knew him. He also attended church at Mountain View Baptist, and Saint Mark's Methodist Church, as a respected member. His faith was extremely important to him, and he can now rest easy in the arms of the Lord for eternity in heaven.\n\nMemorial Services after cremation, will be at the Mountain View Baptist Church on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Executive Pastor Mark D. Coppola. The address for the service and sending flowers is: 3500 W. Overton Road Tucson, AZ 85742.