John Vernon Rose

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John Vernon Rose WASHBURN, MO.-Reverend John Vernon Rose, age 76, of Washburn, Mo., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Freeman West in Joplin, Mo. Mr. Rose, son of Lennis Jefferson and Velma (Fletcher) Rose, was born on March 24, 1937, in Cassville, Mo. After high school he enlisted in the Navy where he served in the Korean Conflict. On Jan. 17, 1956, he was united in marriage to Bettie Miller in Souenlovie, Miss. They owned and operated an insulation company in both Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas. In 1993 they moved to Alzada, Mont. where he started his career as a minister. In 2000 they moved back to Washburn, and he served as pastor at First Baptist Church in Washburn and Hart Baptist Church in Seneca. Reverend Rose loved the Lord with all his heart, and sacrificed much of his time for the ministry. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and hunting. Mr. Rose was a wonderful husband, father, and friend; he will be greatly missed by many. Survivors include his loving wife, Bettie Rose, of Washburn; four sons, Bill Rose and his wife Nancy of Pittsburg, Vernon Rose and his wife April of Carmel, Indiana, Joey Rose and his wife Laurena of Neosho, and Charlie Rose of Lubbock; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Coyner, Thelma Martin, Marilyn Roller; and three brothers, Lennis Rose, Harley Rose, and Howard Rose. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Vickie Rose; three sisters, Nancy Woodard, Jetta Rose, and Wanda Clement; and three brothers, Lenear Rose, Lemoin Rose, and Terry Rose. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Victory Baptist Church, Cassville, with Reverend Russell Bishop and Reverend Bill Rose officiating. Burial will follow at the New Salem Cemetery, Seligman. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the White Funeral Home, Cassville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home, Mt. Vernon, Missouri, and entrusted to the White Funeral Home, P.O. Box 890, Cassville, MO 65625.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on June 14, 2013
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