Earl Rose, 77, of Defiance, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born on March 9, 1937, to Hiram and Manie (Childers) Rose in Pikeville, Ky. On May 9, 1970, he married Ellen Ruth (Gilbert) Rose.
Earl is survived by his loving spouse of 44 years, Ellen, of Defiance, Ohio; children, Iris (Dan) Church of Morenci, Mich., Earl Douglas (Kathy) Rose of Defiance, Mike (Tonya) Rose of Defiance, Wayne (Angie) Rose of Jonesville, Mich., Joey (Carol) Rose of Jonesville, Mich., Tammy (Allen) Springborn of Pittsford, Mich., and Roger Rose of Jonesville, Mich.; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Finis (Lorraine) Rose of Lookout, Ky., Crit (Debbie) Rose of Defiance, Christine Starns of Sparta, Tenn., Evelyn Gibson of Sparta, Tenn., and Ella Mae McCary of Lookout, Ky.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by father, Hiram Rose; mother, Manie Rose; brothers, Whirley, Alvin, and Langley Rose; sisters, Reba Branham, Josephine Rose, Alene Rose and Ima Patrick.
A Celebration of life memorial will be held Aug. 2, at 3 p.m. at the Bluegrass Opry Barn, 9461 Ohio 66, Oakwood, Ohio.
Memorials are suggested to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.