C.S. Rose, 91, of Cassville, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Springfield.
He was born July 15, 1924, in Washburn, the son of Lemma and Ola (Pippin) Rose. On Jan. 29, 1949, he was united in marriage to Carrie Patterson, who survives.
Additional survivors include: one son, Greg Rose and his wife, Shelley, of Sapulpa, Okla.; one daughter, Judy Rose Preston, of Titusville, Fla.; one brother, Denver Rose and his wife, Doris, of Cassville; two sisters, Olene Hendrix and her husband, Ernest, of Washburn, and Fern Hopkins and her husband, Wendell, of Cassville; and two grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Billie, Lionel, Jim, Max and Denny; four sisters, Nina, Eva Mae, Mary and Ina; and a son-in-law, Walter Preston.
He grew up and received his education at Washburn and attended two years of college. During World War II, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving from Jan. 20, 1943, to Jan. 19, 1946. He was employed at Rockwell International for several years. He worked on rocket engines. In 1987, he retired from Rockwell as a rocket engine inspector. Upon returning to Joplin he operated Rose's Berry Patch for 11 years. He moved back to this area in 1998 and was a member of Prairie Hill Baptist Church, Washburn.
Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Jerry Williams conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at King Cemetery, Seligman.
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