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Donald Joseph Rose

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Donald Joseph Rose Obituary
Donald Joseph
March 13, 1929-
March 14, 2018
Forsyth, GA- Donald Joseph Rose, 89, of Forsyth, Georgia died while at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17 at Sharpsburg Baptist Church, 6413 Hwy. 54, Sharpsburg, Ga. with their pastor and friend Dr. Watson E. Mills officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the Fellowship Hall.
Mr. Rose was born in Columbus, Georgia on March 13, 1929 son of the late Forrest B. Rose and Rotchie Head Rose. He first retired from First National Bank of Columbus before accepting his position with the FDIC, where he retired after eight years of service.
Don served on the executive advisory board of the American Bankers Association, and retired as VP at First National Bank in Columbus; served as Chairman of the Board of the Columbus Civic Club and was a member of the Board of Directors, Columbus Georgia Heart Association. He served with the US Army in Korea. Longtime member, Don served for many years as deacon and treasurer of Sharpsburg Baptist Church and was instrumental with securing the financing for the current church facilities.
Mr. Rose was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters; Eloise Kelly, Julia Goodman, Annie Merle Rose and a brother, William Byron Rose.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Mary Lizabeth Johnson Rose of Forsyth; a brother Harold Edwin Rose and his wife Bettie of Shiloh, GA; three children and their families: Donna Lizabeth Reich (Beth) and her husband Ron Reich of Jemison, Alabama; and their children Sandy West (Don) of Newnan, GA, Michelle Popwell (Brent), Janie and Hannah Popwell of Jemison, Alabama; and Alex Jewett of Denver, Colorado; Willa Ann Rose and her husband Dr. Jack Bowcock of Forsyth GA; Clark Bowcock (Jennifer), Alexis and Lyndsey of Los Gatos, California; Liz Corbett (Shawn], McKenney, Michael and Grace Ann Corbett of Statesboro GA; and Donald David Rose of Columbus GA.
Published in Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Mar. 16, 2018
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