Robert Lee Rose, 86, of West Portsmouth, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Heartland of Portsmouth.
He was born June 26, 1925, in Scioto County to the late Ralph and Bess Graham Rose. Bob was a WWII United States Army veteran. He was a Salesman and a driver for Spriggs Distributing, retiring in 1988. He was a member of James Dickey Post 23 American Legion.
Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Rose Jr. and four sisters, Charlotte Rose, Frances Rose, May Underwood and Helen Ruth Gee.
Bob is survived by his wife, Naomi Rick Rose who he married on Nov. 11, 1962, in Wheelersburg; a son, Mark Robert (Kitty) Rose of Wheelersburg; two daughters, Susan Rose and Brenda Rose both of Portsmouth; two step-grandchildren, Jessica and Ben Arnold.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park with graveside military rites by James Dickey Post 23 American Legion. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday starting at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to SOMC Hospice in Bob’s name.
Condolences may be sent to www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com.