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William Russell "Bill" Rose, Jr.

January 20, 1948 ~ December 1, 2018 (age 70)

William Russell “Bill” Rose, Jr., 70, husband of Mary Kay Rose, of Greer, died Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Born in Darby, PA he was a son of the late William Russell, Sr.  and Sarah Secrest Rose.

 Bill is survived by his wife of 46 years; a son, Tom of Greer; a daughter, Sarah of Marietta, GA; a brother, Fred Rose and his wife Joan of Escondido, CA.; a brother-in-law, Will Jones and his wife Rhonda of Fort Myers, FL; sister-in-laws, Barbara Connell of Deltona, FL and Florence Filipowski and husband Anthony of Valparaiso, IN; cousins Julie Rose Hempel and husband Milt of Houston, TX, Chuck Mock and wife Barbara of New Concord, OH, and David Secrest and wife Christy of Littleton, NC.

 Additionally, there are  20 nieces and nephews who dearly love their Uncle Bill and have many fond memories and stories to share.   

Bill was a devoted husband and father.  He was a good friend to many.   He was kind to all, always generous and loving.  He enjoyed being on the lake, but above all loved time spent with his family.  He will be greatly missed by all.  “To live in the hearts you leave behind is not to die.”

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Bill’s life will be held December 7, 2018 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel at 12:00 p.m.   

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