ROSSER, PHILLIP WAYNE - age 84, of Powell, TN, born March 8, 1929, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Powell where he served the Lord faithfully for several years. He spent many years working for the US Dept. of Energy and retired in 1979. He served at Calvary Baptist Church as Choir Director and Sunday School teacher for over 25 years. He later served at Temple Baptist Church and assisted Pastor Sexton when Crown College was established. He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. On August 28, 1950, he married his loving wife, Lola Jean, and they spent almost 63 wonderful years together. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son and friend to so many who will miss him greatly. Mr. Rosser was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Beulah Rosser; sister: Janice Kidd; and daughter: Susie Redmond. Survivors include his loving wife: Lola Jean Rosser; brother and sister-in-law: Harold and Virginia Rosser; brother and sister-in-law: Howard and Evelyn Rosser; brother and sister-in-law: Doyle and Geraldine Rosser; brother-in-law: Archie Kidd; son and daughter-in-law: David and Linda Rosser; son-in-law: Mark Redmond; son and daughter-in-law: John and Jennifer Rosser; son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Jean Rosser; daughter and son-in-law: Gail and Mark Treadwell; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends. The family will receive friends 5:00 - 7:00 PM on Friday, June 14th at the Curtis Hutson Center at Temple Baptist Church, 1700 West Beaver Creek Dr., Powell, TN 37849. The memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM with Pastor Clarence Sexton officiating. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 15th at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens, 160 Edgemoor Rd., Powell, TN 37849. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cystinosis Research Network, 302 Whytegate Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045 or donate online at www.cystinosis.org. Mr. Rosser's great grand-daughter is affected by a disease called cystinosis, which currently has no cure. Any donations to this organization are greatly appreciated per his wishes. On line condolences can be sent to the family at www.woodhavenfh.com. Woodhaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens is honored to serve the Rosser Family.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 13 to June 14, 2013