Travis Rose
1929 - 2021
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Julian Travis Rose passed away peacefully on February 18, 2021 at the age of 91. He had such a zest for life as described by his favorite song, What a Wonderful World. He will truly be missed. He was born in Wayne County, North Carolina on August 30, 1929. He was the son of Hubert Royster and Alice Catledge Rose and was the 2nd child of seven.

He is predeceased by his five brothers; his wife, Louise York Rose; son, Larry Douglas Rose; and grandson, Zachary Barrett Rose.

He is survived by his son, Edwin Travis (Julie); two daughters, Susan Rose Shugart (Bill) and Janet Rose Swart (Jack); sister, Martha Ann Rose Watson; 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Travis was founder and owner of Rose Brothers Furniture, established in Jacksonville, North Carolina in 1953.

He was a lifelong member of The First Christian Church, numerous Civic Clubs, and Social Clubs.

Travis graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1947 and joined the United States Navy. After his service he moved to Jacksonville and started his company.

Travis had a passion for people, for selling furniture, music, dancing, boating, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

He loved the water, especially Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina at Sea Path Towers and Marina, where he made his home for the last 20 years.

The family would like to thank the community and the many employees of Rose Brothers Furniture for their dedication and their friendship over the years. Also, many thanks to the caregivers, his personal Doctors, Nurses, and the staff at the Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23 at Onslow Memorial Park.

Please practice social distancing and wear a mask during the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Troop 597, 100 McCain Lane, Swansboro, NC 28584. Electronic condolences may be left for the family at

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2021.
Graveside service
01:00 PM
Onslow Memorial Park
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February 26, 2021
Eddie, Janet, Susan and the rest of the family; I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Travis. I am fortunate to have known Travis for almost Fifty years. Travis had the unique quality of a love for life and also placed a high value on friendship. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Our prayers will be with you in the days ahead.
Rev. Dr. John Robertson (Pam)
February 23, 2021
Was a fantastic friend, always had a kind greeting for me.
Hey Whitey , and went from there. Put me , like many to work for the family and I have been a true friend to the family ever since. I’ll see you my brother in the lazy boy section in heaven. Aloha.
Jefferson Michael Drum
February 23, 2021
We are so very sorry to see that Mr. Rose has passed away. We would appreciate a phone number and address for Martha. Blessings to the entire family.
Vivian and Wesley Sutton
February 23, 2021
We are so sorry to see this. Prayers and blessings to the family. We would appreciate being able to contact Martha directly. If you can share her phone number and/or address, it would be wonderful
Vivian and Wesley Sutton
February 22, 2021
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Karen and Bob Meyer
February 21, 2021
Bob and I send our condolences to the Rose family as we hold up Travis in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in many fond memories and celebrate a life very well lived.
Karen Foss
February 21, 2021
Carol and I send our deepest condolences to all the Rose family. Although we will miss Travis greatly, each memory will bring a smile to our faces. Travis was a man full of love and we will always remember that. God gave a symbol of Love in nature. The long stem red rose. We will always remember Travis when we see Gods beauty in bloom
David and Carol Foster
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