Henry Taylor Rose, 78, of Cleveland, Tn., died Monday, April 9, 2012 at his home.
He was the oldest charter member of Unity Church of God where he served as Trustee. Mr. Rose spent most of his life in Cleveland and was retired from Maytag after 19 1/2 years. He had an Associate’s degree in Electronics from UT in Knoxville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Ollie Rose; three sisters, Mary Womack, Inez Wright and Eva Townsend; one brother, William Rose; and two sons, John Henry Rose and Henry Taylor Rose, Jr.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Elizabeth Jeraldine Simpson Rose; six children, Dinah Calfee, Donnie and Kim Rose, Elizabeth and Rick Flowers, Linda and Randy Byers, David and Margaret Rose and Matthew and Angie Rose; two sisters, Maybelle Ogle and Lucille Carter all of Cleveland; ten grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with the Reverend Grady Simpson and the Reverend David Rose and the Reverend Barry Lee officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Randy Byers, Rick Flowers, Kenny Saxe, Tony Smith, Jeff Lewallen and James Stokes serving as pallbearers. Jonathan Rose, Blake Rose, Brian Rose, Jason Calfee, Richard Simpson and William Winters will serve as honorary pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Fike Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.