Billy Rose

Billy Joe Rose, age 79, passed peacefully from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 25, 2014, with his wife, Betty, by his side. Mr. Rose was born on April 1, 1935, to Jack and Audrey (Fryer) Rose of Caney, OK.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Larry, who passed in September 1994, brothers Jackie, Mackie, and Hoyle Dean, and sister Dortha Young.

Billy Joe married Betty Boughman on February 14, 1953. They celebrated 61 years of marriage together. To that union came 2 daughters and 1 son: Connie, Greta, and Larry. Mr.

Rose is survived by his wife, Betty, of the home; daughter Connie Bennett and husband Ron of Durant, OK; daughter Greta Rose and husband Tony of Bokchito, OK; six grandchildren, Larry Bennett and wife Chasidy; Sherry Bennett Brock and husband Greg; Katie Garrett and husband, Clay; Matt Rose, Jason Rose, and Russell Rose; four great grandchildren, Nicole Rose, Londyn Rose, Avery and Hunter Garrett.

Mr. Rose was a graduate of Caney High School and a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He gave his life to Christ at a young age and was baptized in Walter and Emmie Ingram's pond in the Mt. Carmel Community. Billy Joe was a sales representative and buyer for Texoma Drug Sales Company for 20 years. After serving in that career, he set out to accomplish his lifelong dream of becoming a shrimper on a shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico for one year.

When he returned to Oklahoma from Louisiana, he fulfilled another dream by owning and operating his own business. He and Betty were the proud owners of the Caney Day and Nite for 8 years. Bill had many hobbies and was known by his family as an adventurous man. He loved to hunt, fish and pan for gold. He made many trips to Colorado to hunt deer and elk during his younger years. Bill loved to travel and was always ready to take a trip. Some of his most enjoyable times were spent with the entire family.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 2 pm with Bro. Jeremy Parham officiating. Family hour was Monday, April 28, 2014, at Brown's Funeral Home in Durant, OK from 6-8 pm. The family ask that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be given in his memory to Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, or the Caney School Scholarship Foundation, Caney, OK. Arrangements are under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service, Durant.

Funeral Home

Brown's Funeral Service - Durant
4900 W Main St Durant, OK 74701

Published in Durant Daily Democrat from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2014