Rocky Rose, Age 68, of Bellbrook, Ohio went home to be with the Lord the morning of February 15, 2021.
He was born in Dayton, Ohio on March 6, 1952 to Everette H. Rose and Rose Edna (Uhls). He graduated from Belmont High School class of 1970 and joined the Navy. A Carpenter by trade, he spent many years in construction and remodeling, owning Dayton Developments Construction Co. He then became superintendent for a HUD housing project called The Lakewoods Apartments for roughly twenty years until he retired. He enjoyed tinkering with anything and everything. He loved flying. Years ago, he obtained his pilot’s license and flew single engine planes for a hobby. Most of all, Rocky loved his grandkids!
Rocky is survived by his son Ritchie (Deanne) Rose, his daughter Rhonda (Joseph) Cook and five grandchildren, Justin and Ashley Rose, Joseph Jr., Codie and Kaitlyn Cook. Sister Sheila (Billy) Blankenship and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Rocky is preceded in death by his father Everette H. Rose, Mother Rose E. (Uhls) Gelvin-Rose, brothers Jack Rose, Ronnie Rose, Herschel Rose, Phillip Rose, Robin Lautenburg, Randy Gelvin, Roger Gelvin, Ritchie Gelvin, Reggie Gelvin and Tony Rose. Sisters Trudy White-Sproat and Brenda Rose Hawley.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a veteran’s charity or your local food pantry in his memory.
A memorial service will be held at Clearcreek Chapel in Springboro, Ohio, on June 19 at 12pm for Rocky Rose and his brother Roger Gelvin.