James “Jim” Rose

James Dean Rose, Sr. passed away peacefully on August 29th, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Jim Rose was born October 4, 1936 in Lawrence, Kansas to Leslie Rose and Dorothy Christie Rose.

He enjoyed playing football on the Lawrence High School football team and later graduated from the University of Kansas. He taught high school English briefly, then sold real estate and managed his rental properties in Lawrence for many years.

He was known for his big heart, generosity and for the caring he shared with others throughout his life. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother, Jack Rose and sister, Virginia Rose. He is survived by his son, James Dean Rose, Jr., sister-in-law, Martha Rose and nieces, Ginny Rose Blum and Leslie Rose.

A private burial service with his surviving family will take place on September 2nd at Oak Hill Cemetery. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on Saturday, September 3rd from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 1333 Kentucky Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

13 Condolences

  1. s on August 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    good bye jim

  2. Connie Carden on August 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Jim always had a smile on his face and love in his heart when I’d see him. He also had pearls of wisdom to share with me.
    I will miss him. See you on the other side buddy! Save a seat beside you……..

  3. Tashya T. on August 30, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    He inspired me in many ways. To get clean, stop smoking cigarettes and when you have a craving, most important, eat chocolate.

  4. littl dog on August 30, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    a very knowledgeable man…enjoyed talking to this “old timer”….he was a “rare bird “….always full of compassion and sound advice….”Happy Trails”

  5. John Clements on August 30, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Thanks for all the help and guidance…

  6. Delma Hepner on August 31, 2016 at 12:39 am

    May we offer our sympathy to Amy and their son James .Jim was a long time Hepner family friend. A friendly good man . From Delma Rick and Gail.

  7. Darryl Graves on August 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Jim, you will be missed and are in my prayers.

  8. Jon Traylor on August 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Goodbye old friend. I will never forget all the good times we had at the Golden Gate Beer Palace and Candy shop drinking beer and righting all the wrongs of the world. You lived a good life and God is waiting for you with open arms. Godspeed, Jim.
    Jon Traylor

  9. Penny Westgate on August 31, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    You will always be a part of my life and memories. Thanks for being a staple in”the early days”.

  10. Deanna Dibble on August 31, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Jim Rose you will be missed by many. Always willing to help anyone in need

  11. Keith Cowart on September 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    God bless ya Jim.

  12. kathy gragg on September 3, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Oh Jim this is a shock. I expected you to outlive me. Well we will always have coffee and compelling conversation. Peace

  13. Teresa Kincheloe on October 2, 2016 at 7:52 am

    One of the very first “Old Timers” I met 30+ years ago. Took a lot of his words of wisdom with me and left a lot of them behind as well!! I know you and my Dad (Steve) and my Step Dad (George) both. “Old Timers” as well! Are chopping it up! Up there in Heaven now!! Man! I bet you all are talking non stop catching up!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Rest in Paradise Jim!!!

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