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James Hershel Rose Sr.

January 6, 1956 ~ September 6, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


In Loving Memory of James Hershel Rose, Sr.,

January 6, 1956 – September 6, 2023

It is with tremendous sorrowfulness that we announce the passing of James Hershel Rose, Sr., on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Born on January 6, 1956, in Rome, Georgia, James was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. 

Preceded in death by his parents, Hershel Lewis Rose and Sarah Frances Rose, his sister, Joyce Humphrey, and his cherished cousin and best friend, Benny Potts, James leaves behind a legacy of love and commitment. He is survived by his devoted wife, Diane O’Neal Rose; sons, Jamie and Eddie Rose; daughters, Kimberly Rose and Leslie Rose Hayes (Zachary); grandchildren, Will Rose, Hannah Rose Lawson, Weston Rose, Stetson Lowe, Dani Rose, and Lane Rose; brother, Michael L. Rose; and sisters, Kathy McStotts (Lanny) and Teresa Tierce (Mikey).

James dedicated over three decades of his life to Jim’s Tire Store in Rome, building not just a career, but a community of loyal customers and friends. He had a fierce passion for wrestling and showcased his talents in the ring in Rome for several years. James was a beacon of warmth, known for his open heart and open arms. He never met a stranger, making fast friends with all those he encountered.

Above all, James' love for his family was unmatched. He was their rock, their guiding light, always showering them with love, support, and wisdom. His favorite saying, “Just a little talk with Jesus,” was a testament to his deep-rooted faith and belief in the power of prayer.

To honor and celebrate James Hershel Rose, Sr.’s impactful life, the family welcomes loved ones to a visitation from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 9, 2023. This will be followed by a funeral service at 4:00 PM at Dry Creek Baptist Church. Reverend Bill Towe and Reverend Dixon Holtzclaw will officiate the ceremonies. Interment will follow at Dry Creek Baptist Church cemetery.

Pallbearers are Michael Rose, Cole Irvin, Will Rose, Lane Rose, Rocky Shaw, Dixon Holtzclaw, Corey Hudgin, and Zack Haye. Honoring James as honorary pallbearers are Ray Astin, Hunter Astin, and Stetson Lowe.

The family extends their deepest gratitude for the outpouring of love and support during this time. In lieu of flowers, kindly make donations to Good Shepherd Funeral Home.

Parnick Jennings Good Shepherd Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

May the memory of James Hershel Rose, Sr., forever be a testament to a life lived with passion, faith, love, and unwavering dedication to family. Rest in eternal peace.

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