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Jack Rouse, age 85, life time resident of Walton, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Florence. He was a retired Sheet Metal Worker (Union 141) for United Sign Company, a member of Walton Christian Church, a Walton Cemetery Board Member and a former Walton Volunteer Fireman. He enjoyed building custom furniture and muzzleloading rifles, he was a member of the National Muzzleloading Rifle Association, and the Kentucky Corps of Longriflemen. Jack was passionate about civil war history and was a member of the Orphan Brigade Kinfolk Civil War Organization, Morgan's Men Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and a lifetime member of the Boone County Historical Society. In addition he wrote a book entitled "The Civil War in Boone County, Kentucky. He also served as a former KY Walton Mayors Court Judge and was a Kentucky Colonel. His beloved wife of 60 years, Evelyn Flynn Rouse preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Marybeth Arthur and Annette Perkins; brother, Asa Rouse; grandchildren, Jenny Parker, Carrie Hemsath, and Adam Perkins; and two great grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Walton Christian Church, 50 South Main Street, Walton, KY 41094. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 noon at the church. Memorials may be made to Walton Cemetery, 30 Church Street, Walton, KY 41094 or Walton Christian Church.
Published in the Kentucky Enquirer on July 27, 2014