William Thomas Rose, 72, Silver Lake, died at 1:56 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Sept. 24, 1941 in Truman, Ark. to Clarence and Lola (Kykendall) Rose.
Bill married Marie Ann Camp in Wabash on Jan. 30, 1962. He was a mechanic at Petro's GM Showplace in Warsaw for 36 years. He was a member of the North Manchester Moose Lodge, and the Silver Lake Lions Club. Bill enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, automobile racing, and old western movies.
He is survived by his wife, Marie Ann Camp Rose, Silver Lake; two children, Thomas Paul (Penny) Rose and Wendi (Richard) Best, both of Warsaw; three grandchildren, Sharresa Rose, Claypool, Dustin Rose and Craig Best, both of Warsaw; five step grandchildren, Nicholas Williamson, Warsaw, Amber Verble, Pensacola, Fla., Brandon (Jenn) Williamson, Leesburg, Jonah (Monica) Best, Bourbon, and Jamie Best, Warsaw; 10 great grandchildren; two brothers, Lenny (Carolyn) Rose and Gene (Sue) Rose, both of Wabash; two sisters, Janette Gentner, Wabash, and Dorothy Kerr, Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, James and Lonnie Rose, and sister, Jane Rose.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Larrie Kreft officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is American Cancer Society.
The memorial guest book for Bill may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.