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“i will miss ya Jimmy. You were the best. ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Laura Rose - Plainwell, MI

“Uncle Jim we will never forget you. Youve touch everyone's life in such positive ways we are blessed for having you in our lives. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Scott Rose - Warren, MI

“So sad to hear of my younger cousins passing. We spent a lot of time together as young boys and I have many, many fond memories of time spent with...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Hybels - San Francisco, CA

“To one of the best uncles a girl could ever have,I will hold all the memories in my heart foever never to forget all the things you have done for me...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: A friend


5 of 20 | Posted by: David Gilliland - Angier, NC

“Very sorry for your loss our friend in our prayers ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa Bobby Baker - Fuquay-Varina, NC

“Big Jim we are going to miss you very much. We have so many good memories of the past. I'm so glad you are no longer in pain. Please tell John and...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: BonniBelle Soltis - Kalamazoo, MI

“To a very special man. You will be miss very much. The whole family loved you very much. When you see John,and the rest of the family please tell...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: BonniBelle Soltis - kalamazoo, MI

“Dad , you taught me so much about kindness understanding and forgiveness, but also how not to back down when things get tough. Even to the very end....Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Todd Rose - Fuquay-varina, NC

“We are going to miss you Uncle Jimmy. My Mom always said you were the one everyone called if they needed something because you would drop everything...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Susie Rose - Gilbert, AZ

“So Sorry. Lots of good memories of the Rose Brothers. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Warren and Janet Wright - MI

“Jimmy , I love you and I will miss you , forever in my heart . ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Oryczcak - Parchment, MI

“Jim "Big Jim " you will be deeply missed by all who knew you, you may be gone from this earth but you will be remembered by all of us love you forever ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: billie morey - kalamazoo, MI

“The 6th of 7 sons of Ora and Ruth . Tell I see you again rest in peace ! Your Brother. Thomas ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“You were a great little brother and grew into a great brother to share our life. I am glad Cindy and you had such a good life together. One of your...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Cindy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: Theresa Piper - Galesburg, MI

“Sorry about your loss he was a good man had lot of fun up north ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Rick Newton - Otsego, MI


18 of 20 | Posted by: Rick Newton - Otsego, MI

“Uncle Jimmy. You will be missed. You were always just a real good person. Thanks for the many memories and good family times. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Ken Rose - Plainwell, MI

“Big Jim, you were a great man. You will be missed by many.Kelly Burford ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Kelly - Vicksburg, MI - Family


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James Lewis "Jim" Rose of Portage, MI

Jim, age 69, died on Wednesday morning, March 23, 2016 at his residence and with his family at his side.

Jim, the son of Ora and Ruth (Hybles) Rose, was born in Hillsdale, MI on December 19, 1946. He served his country honorably and nobly during the Vietnam War with the United States Army. He served as a Private First Class with the Eighth Army, Company C, 1st Battalion of the 73rd Armor Division. When Jim returned home he made a career as an Auto Body Repairman and he was extremely adapt with restoring old cars. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed camping in the "Great Outdoors."

Jim was united in marriage to the "Love of his Life," Lucinda D. (nee: Waber) in Galesburg, MI on February 17, 1984. Surviving is his wife of 32 years, Cindy; his daughter, Tricia (Travis) Bartholomew of Scotts, MI; three sons, Todd Rose of Fuquayvarian, NC, James (Gretchen) Buford of Hawaii and Jonathon Rose of Portage; three precious grandchildren, Brandie, Garrett and Adam and four brothers, Robert Rose of Plainwell, Gordon Rose of Mattawan, MI, Harold Rose of AZ and Thomas (Susan) Rose of Portage. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and two brother, Jack & Terry Rose.

The Funeral Service to celebrate Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, March 29th at Noon at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Augusta Chapel, 307 N. Webster Street. Interment will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta with the United States Army Honor Guard and the Fort Custer Honor Guard bestowing full, military honors. Jim's family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.