Ralph B. Rose
In Loving Memory
CANTON — In the quiet evening of Jan. 2, 2017, our beloved father, grandfather and brother, Ralph Blaine Rose, age 78, of Owl Holler Road, entered into his heavenly home.
Mr. Rose was born July 26, 1938, in Forsyth County to the late Arthur Rose and the late Eather Brooks Rose. He had resided in Winston-Salem before making his home in the Dutch Cove community of Canton since 1972. He was well known throughout the area as an excellent automobile mechanic and had worked with Arrowhead International, Candler Truck Service, Anton of Canton and was also employed as a maintenance technician for McDonald’s Corporation, Western North Carolina Region.
Mr. Rose was a member of the Church of Christ in Asheville and had also attended Dutch Cove Baptist Church. Ralph was a true NASCAR fan and was a man who never met a stranger. He loved people, enjoyed talking to everyone and was indeed blessed with the gift of carrying on a conversation with anyone he might meet. Ralph Blaine Rose was loved dearly and he brought joy into the hearts of many throughout his life.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Francis Hall Rose, who passed away in 2014; an infant son; and a sister, Helen McClammrock.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Lisa Cloyd, of Canton; his sons, Kenny Rose and his wife, Theresa Rose, of Columbus, GA, and Randy Rose and his wife, Penny Rose, of Burnsville; grandchildren, Kassandra, Joy and her husband, Taj, Cheryl, Christy, Bobby, Randi and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Harley, Branson, Allyson, Ashley, Andy and Oran; sisters, Kathleen Pancoast, of Yadkinville, Linda Phelps, of Winston-Salem, and Carol Gough, of Clemmons; brothers, Robert Rose, of Candler, and Arnold Rose, of Clemmons; and many friends.
A celebration of life service for Mr. Rose will be planned in the spring.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, 290 Pigeon Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.
Crawford/Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Rose family and words of comfort may be shared at www.crawfordray.com.