Roy Alton Rose was born on Sept. 5, 1929, in Grannis, Ark.to Robert and Willie Rose. He passed away on July 30, 2019, in Canton.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Frances Rose; son, Rex Alton Rose; his parents; and siblings.
He is survived by his children, Tim Rose and wife, Pat, of Canton, Kim Rose and wife, Tina, of Athens, Carol Sego and husband, Richard, of Little Rock, Ark., Bill Casey and wife, Pat, of Athens; grandchildren, Tina Ingram and husband, Kris, of Canton, Chad Rose and wife, Kristin, of Canton, Kristi Rose Broyles of Canton, Kandi Matthews and husband, Larry, of Palestine, Kari Perez and husband, Phillip, of Palestine; great-grandchildren, Drew Ingram, Noah Ingram, Luke Rose, Claire Rose, Kyle Rose-Peterson, Karter Broyles, Kamdyn Broyles, Jordan Matthews, Maesyn Matthews and Ava Perez.
He spent his career as a funeral director and funeral home owner in West Texas. He first became a licensed funeral director in the early 60s and by the time he retired he owned five funeral homes.
He was an avid reader and faithfully read his Bible. He was a storyteller by nature who always loved to visit with family and friends. Above all, he enjoyed his family and was so proud of them.
Serving as pallbearers were Karter Broyles, Jordan Matthews, Kyle Rose-Peterson, Luke Rose, Noah Ingram, Don Baxter, and Tim Plunkett.
Funeral services were held Aug. 4, 2019, at Au-try’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ken Jones and Johnny Morris officiating. Burial followed at Oaklawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the “Book of Hope” organization at www.onehope.com