The Obit For Robert Rose


Published in The Commercial Appeal on February 9, 2011

ROBERT EVERETT 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 law.

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 nephews.

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