Services are today for the Rev. Charles A. Rose. He passed away July 24, 2021, at age 97. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, at Bridges Funeral Home followed by a Masonic Service by Burlington Lodge #763.
Family and friends will meet 12:45 p.m. Thursday at East TN Veterans Cemetery on Lyons View Pike for a 1 p.m. graveside service with military honors provided by East TN Veteran Honor Guard.
The Rev. Rose packed a lot of living into his 97 years. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in WWII and was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor. He retired from Otis Elevator Co. in 1969, and he and wife Janie founded Rose Septic Tank Service Inc., a business that still provides service to Knox and surrounding counties over 50 years later.
He started several other businesses and was proud to be a farmer. A member of Chilhowee Hills Baptist Church, he loved to study, preach and teach the Bible. Additional obituary info is here.