Robert Dennis “Bob” Rose, age 77, of Richmond Hill, Georgia, passed away Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Hospice of Savannah. He was surrounded by his family and entered Heaven peacefully after battling several health complications over the last two years.

He was born on May 13, 1942, in Ayr, Nebraska, to Burdette “Bugs” and Geraldine “Tootie” Rose. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy.

He ran several wood furniture companies in the West Michigan area, including his own grandfather clock manufacturing company (Antique Reproductions). He lived most of his life in Lowell, Michigan, moving to North Carolina and then Georgia, where he resided for the past 12 years.

He was a faithful and active member of the Compassion Christian Church, helping many through acts of service and several Bible Study groups he attended and started.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother, Richard Rose of Ayr, Nebraska.

Surviving is his loving wife of 56 years, Toni L. Rose; four children, Matthew D. (wife Gayle) Rose, Jonathan M. Rose, Jessica L. (husband Randy) Rose-Katerberg, Robert D. (wife Shannon); his 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his sisters, Kay and Sally; and his furry friend “Blackie.”

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, at 6 p.m. at Compassion Christian — Midway Campus, 12199 E. Oglethorpe Hwy, Midway, GA 31320.

Another memorial service will be performed at a later date in Michigan.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations instead be made in Bob’s name to the Team Expansion Project through Compassion Christian Church.

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