Thurman “Louis” Rose

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Thurman “Louis” Rose, 74, of Hickory, NC passed away March 19, 2016 at his residence. He was born on July 18, 1941 in Swain County, NC to the late Thurman Fischer Rose and Mildred Hooper Dills. Louis proudly served in the U.S. Air force and was an avid fisherman. He was a realtor and truck driver at W.L. Trucking Company. Louis was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hickory and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and uncle who will be missed by all. Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Shirley Rose of the home; son, Joseph Rose and wife, Holly of Eagle Mt., Utah; daughters, Debra Burris and husband, Randy of Canton, NC and Crystal Moore of Arden, NC; brother, Keith Rose of Knoxville, TN; sister, Gypsy Callahan of Taylorsville, NC; grandchildren, Gracie, Jackson, Ella, Olivia, Cardin, and Maxwell Rose all of Eagle Mt., Utah, Matthew Bradshaw of Hickory, Michael Bradshaw of Canton, Drew and Adam Moore of Arden; great-grandchildren, Lily and Kayleigh Bradshaw; and a special niece, Tammie Fie. A graveside service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Union Hill Cemetery in Whittier, NC. The family received friends on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Drum Funeral Home in Hickory. Pallbearers were Michael Bradshaw, Matthew Bradshaw, Randy Burris, Terry Pierce, and Joseph Rose. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to: The Mormon Missionary Fund, c/o Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4065 N. Center Street, Hickory, NC 28601. Condolences may be sent to the Rose family at www.drumfh-hickory.com. The Rose family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremations in Hickory, NC.

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