Sam Rosse

Friday, April 27, 2012

Sam Rosse, 76, of Jonesboro, formerly of Trumann, died April 22, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Bay Village and has lived in the Jonesboro and Trumann area all of his life. He was the owner of Home Ice & Cold Storage and formerly owned Sam's Refrigeration in Trumann. He had worked in the refrigeration business for 45 years. He was a very hard worker who, in his younger years, enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He will be missed by his children, Donny Rosse, Sammy Rosse and his wife, Karen, all of Jonesboro, Charlie Rosse of Memphis and Debbie Curtwright and her husband, Ken, of Jonesboro; his twin brother, O.E. Rosse of Trumann; 11 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and a special friend, Lorenda "Gypsy" Gardner of Trumann.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Teresa Camp Rosse; his parents, Samuel and Lora Peace Rosse, and his sister, Edith.

A celebration of his life will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Emerson Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Active pallbearers will be his sons, grandsons and son-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Daniel, John Beird, Buddy Summers, Donald LaFarlette, Dr. Stephen Modelevsky, Little Charlie Rosse and employees of Home Ice & Storage.