December 22, 1936 - January 25, 2021
Charles "Chuck" Wellington Rose
It is with great sadness that we must announce the death of Charles Wellington Rose.
He had turned 84 in December. Chuck was one of nine children born to John and Maggie Rose and was their only son. He spent his childhood on their tobacco farm in Lee City, Kentucky. Where at an early age he became the spokesman for his parents who had lost their hearing and could not speak due to Meningitis they experienced as children. He attended Hazel Green Academy and served in the Air Force as a medic and was stationed in Japan for two years. He was preceded in death by his parents, several sisters, and his son John Rose. He is survived by his wife Carol Zinko Rose, sisters Dottie, Judy, and Barbara, and by his sons; Charles Rose Jr, James (Virginie) Rose, Mike (Kerrie) Rose, Tyler (Amy) Henson, Art (Jera) Zinko, and daughter Kimberly (Ray) Gedstad, including 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren! Also, many other family members that loved him. He had many wonderful memories of time spent with his children on weekends, vacations, camping, fishing, an amazing team supporter at swim meets and a fantastic basketball coach, as he was an excellent player while attending Hazel Green Academy. He coached his son’s team for four years (5th-8th grade) and during this time they only lost a single game! Chuck was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and was known as "Papa". He hosted many holidays and wonderful barbecues! He was a tremendous chef, storyteller, and shared many childhood and lifetime experiences! We were so blessed to be part of Chuck's life.
Chuck spent many years in construction, carpentry, and woodworking. He was the project manager for many large projects throughout the United States. Disney in Florida; Disney Grand Floridian, Disney Beach Club, Disney Yacht Club, Disney Epcot Center, Disney MGM Animation Florida, and several hotels at both Universal Studios Florida and Sea World Florida. Including the NFL Miami Dolphins Joe Robbie Stadium. Chuck also spent many years with Peter Kewitt. His lasts 6 years of employment was with Mesa County as Project Manager; overseeing the completion of the Justice Center, Social Services, the City Parking Garage, the remodel of the Courthouse, and numerous other city and county projects. Chuck was truly a man of many talents. He had a very strong character, devoted to his beliefs, and a perfectionist. He was often referred to as the "Make it Happen Man!" He was a strong man with a big heart, kind, caring, and yet a very gentle soul. He will be greatly missed!! Cremation will take place and per his request, there will be no services.
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