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1 of 6 | Posted by: I'm sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and prayers - GA

“I'm very sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Tiffany Leann Rose Mcallister - GA

“Charlotte, my thoughts are with you. Love you. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: April Lively - Longwood, FL

“Thank you David for treating me like one of your kids. I loved you! ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Stephinie Coppage Harvey - FL

“Liz and family my prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow,love you all ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Pat Owens - Sanfoed, FL

“Liz & Zack we are sorry to hear of your loss, we pray that you will cherish good memories of your Dad and grandfather. Love you all. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Don & Mary Poe - Statesboro, GA


David was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life. With him, what you saw was what you got.

Born the youngest of six children to Ressie Jane and Robert Rose, his childhood was a hard but happy one. He enjoyed simple things like hunting and fishing in rural Tennessee with his dog, Boots, and buddy Dallas. He joined the Army, where he was a member of the 101st Airborne Division, and fought in the Vietnam War. When he returned home he went back to his job as a tool and die maker at the Ford Motor Company.

Deciding he was tired of the cold he moved to Mascotte, where he had vacationed in the past and his brother, Leon, resided. He chose to work as a fruit picker because he loved to be outdoors, and later ran harvesting crews.

In 1973 he met and married Charlotte. They were blessed with two daughters, Liz in 1974, and Nancy in 1980. Life was not always easy, but he always did what was necessary to provide for his family. He found pleasure in the simple things like playing his guitar, fishing or just sitting with friends and drinking a beer, but his greatest joy in life was his family.

Later PawPaw was blessed with three grandsons; Zack, Austin and Dylan, and a granddaughter Cheyenne. He loved playing ball or building Legos with them. Cheyenne even had him feed and babysit her babies, which he lovingly did.

After his home was in order, with his body worn out, he took wings and flew to Heaven. He will be greatly missed by his family, but they know he is in a better place with no pain, still watching after them.

David truly hated funerals and refused to attend them, choosing to remember his friends as they were the last time he saw them. There will be a small celebration of his life to remember and honor him. David's family invites all who are able to attend to please join them in remembering him.