ROBERT EVERETT ROSE
Published in The Commercial Appeal on February 9, 2011
ROSE, 74, retired attorney, died at his home February 7, 2011. He was
born in Memphis to Luther George and Mary Helen Rose. He attended Southside
High School and played on the 1954 state championship baseball team. He
then attended college at Southwestern at Memphis, where he played football,
baseball and was a champion Golden Glove boxer.
After earning his degree, he signed a contract with the Chicago Cubs and
following a season with their minor league team in Paris, IL, he returned
to Memphis and attended Southern Law School. Upon graduation, he joined
the FBI and after 5 years of service, he returned to Memphis to practice
He was a member of Mullins United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday
School and attended the Men’s Prayer Breakfast.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Mary Rose and his
brother, Harold Thomas Rose of Laurel, MS.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn; a daughter, Sharon Kelly
Rose of Memphis; a son, Robert Scott Rose and wife, Joni of Memphis; a
sister, Dorothy Ann Dickey of Memphis; a brother, George Rose and wife,
Judy of Bolivar, TN; and a sister-in-law, Ann Rose of Laurel, MS; his
grandchildren, Emma Kate Rose, Robert Pierce Rose, Bailey Scott Rose and
Molly Marie Rose; and a host of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and
Memorial services will be held Friday, February 11 at 11 a.m. in the Chapel
at Mullins United Methodist Church, with visitation to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s
Day Service or Mullins United Methodist Church. Memorial Park Funeral
Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may
be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com