03/08/18 — TOM ROSE

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Died March 4, 2018

Mr. Tom Rose, 79, Surf City and Fayetteville, passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018.

He was a retail furniture entrepreneur and co-owner of Furniture Liquidators in Spring Lake with his wife, Myra, since 1986.

Tom was a Master Mason and a Shriner.

In 1957, he was a chess champion, but he also enjoyed playing golf and cards.

Although Tom loved the beach, he loved New York City, too. He frequently talked about attending a pillow fight in Times Square, but he would only observe it.

His favorite restaurant was City Cafe in Holly Ridge. And on the menu, you will find a sandwich named after Tom, the "Tom's Club Sandwich," which is a regular club sandwich without the center bread and cut in half instead of in triangles.

Tom was the life of the party; he was always telling jokes, and loved to dance and sing, even if he didn't know all the words.

He had a sweet tooth and enjoyed nibbling on sweets and sipping his V.O.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Myra Cashwell Rose of the home; three sons, Tom Rose II (Vona), Paul Anthony Rose (Trudy) and John David Rose (Jessica) all of Fayetteville; two brothers, Travis Rose of Wrightsville Beach and Nick Rose Sr. of Goldsboro; a sister, Martha Watson of Wrightsville Beach; 10 grandchildren, Taylor Rose, Alison Rose, Johnathan Rose, Jack Rose, Jillian Rose, Devin Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Austin Barker, Barbara Dennis, and Annie Shaw; and two great-grandchildren, Connor Bowers and Lilliana Huckins.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home chapel.

Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home, 500 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, N.C., 28301.


Published in Obituaries on March 8, 2018 8:05 AM