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Larry Rose

March 21, 1945 ~ January 25, 2021 (age 75)

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Larry Rose, age 75, of Coleman, died Monday, January 25, 2021 at the Coleman County Medical Center.

The family will host a visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Stevens Funeral Home, 400 W. Pecan Street, in Coleman.  A graveside service will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Rough Creek Cemetery in Novice.  Interment will follow in the Rough Creek Cemetery.  Services are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home in Coleman.  Face coverings are required to attend the visitation and graveside service.

He was born Larry Hardy Rose on March 21, 1945 in Abilene to Hardy Murray Rose and Georgia Maxine Kirby Rose.  Larry grew up in Odessa in his younger years and his family moved to Novice when he was in the 8th grade.  He graduated from Novice High School in 1963 and attended Tarleton State University, McMurry University, and Howard Payne University.  Larry always joked that he crammed four years of college into seven years.  He married Kathy Jones on June 12, 1964 in the First United Methodist Church in Novice.  Larry became a schoolteacher, coach, and principal and worked in Hobbs, Mozelle, and then at Novice for over 30 years.  He inspired many young people during his years as an educator.  After retirement, Larry loved playing golf at the Coleman Country Club and spending time with his two granddaughters. 

Larry is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Kay Carlene Golson.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Rose of Coleman; his son, Joe Lee Rose and wife Sandra of Coleman; and his granddaughters, Hannah Rose and Natalee Rose.

Memorials are suggested in memory of Larry to the Rough Creek Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 2, Novice, Texas 79538, the Novice Baptist Church, or to the donor’s charity of choice.

Remembrances, condolences, and messages of comfort can be expressed to the family at  Stevens Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rose family.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
January 27, 2021

5:00 PM
Stevens Funeral Home
400 W. Pecan Street
Coleman, TX 76834

Graveside Service
January 28, 2021

3:00 PM
Rough Creek Cemetery, Coleman County, Novice

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