Princeton – James Roger “Jimmy” Rose, Jr. age 84, died Friday afternoon in Johnston UNC Health Care in Smithfield. Born August 31, 1933 in Johnston County to the late James Roger and Elizabeth Robert Warren Rose, he preceded in death by his son, Anthony Wayne Rose and daughter, Paula Elizabeth Rose Porter. Jimmy was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. After his time in the Army he returned to Johnston County and began farming. Something he continued the rest of his working life.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with the Rev. Dennis Pollock officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. just prior to the service. The burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Princeton Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Holt Rose; sisters, Connie Rose Parnell of Goldsboro and Ann Rose Parrish of Smithfield and two grandsons, Jacob Ryan Porter of Smithfield and Johnathan Wayne Rose and wife Edith of Virginia Beach, VA.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to (www.kidney.org/donate) National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.