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Tampa, FL - 81, a resident of Tampa, FL died April 5, 2014. He was born January 17, 1933 on a farm in Newton Grove, N. C., the son of Allen Lee and Emma Jane Rose.
Charlie was an Army veteran and graduated from North Carolina State University as a Civil Engineer. He was a resident of Norfolk for 48 years. He retired in 1993 from Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk after 33 years of government service.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Clare Rose; three children, Charles Rose Jr. (Suzy) of Glen Allen VA, Martin F. Rose (Allison) of Woodland CA, and Catherine Rose Carollo (Chris) of Odessa FL and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Edna Page of Newton Grove NC, Jean Tew (Tommy) of Morrisville NC, and Judith Bundy (Sam) of Raleigh NC. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 9 at the Blount & Curry-West Chapel, 6802 Silvermill Dr, Tampa. A Mass will be celebrated at Espiritu Santo Catholic Church, Safety Harbor FL on April 10 at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Clearwater. Donations may be made to the building fund at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 7800 Halprin Drive, Norfolk VA 23518. Online condolences can be made at www.blountcurrywest.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Apr. 10, 2014