Albert Rose of Ferndale, Mich., and formerly of the Canadatown Community of Williamsburg, departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. He was 83 years, 4 months, and 12 days of age. He was born on Sept. 19, 1929, in Whitley County to the late William Tilford Rose and Mary Ellen Canada Rose. He was also preceded in death by his wives, Gustava Petrey Rose and Ora Rose; and a son, Jimmy Daryl Rose. He was a veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by three sons, Albert Wayne Rose (Kathleen), of Warren, Mich., Billy Ray Rose (Doris) and Jeffery Dale Rose, all of Madison Heights, Mich.; three daughters, Wilma Sue Brooks of Ferndale, Mich., Wanda Arlene Brown (John), of Rockholds, and Betty Lois Van Gorder (Paul), of Sterling Heights, Mich.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter B. Rose (Vivian) and Glennis Rose, all of Williamsburg; two sisters, Maude Mae Lockaby, of Laurel County, and Eva Ailene Roller, of Junction City; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation was Saturday at the Merkle Funeral Home in Monroe, Mich. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. William Meadors officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Canadatown Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.croleyfuneralhome.com
Croley Funeral Home of Williamsburg, Kentucky in charge of all arrangements, Jerry W. Croley and J. Andrew Croley, Directors.