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John Thomas Rose

October 31, 1931 — June 22, 2022

Hartsville, SC

John Thomas Rose


Mr. John Thomas Rose, 90, of Hartsville and formerly of Raleigh, NC, passed away Wednesday morning, June 22nd, 2022, while at McLeod Health – Cheraw.

Mr. Rose was born in Columbia, a son of the late, Jasper T. & Leona “Edith” Murray Rose.  John served our country as a mechanic with the United States Air Force and retired as a senior Nuclear planner at the Brunswick Nuclear plant in Southport, NC.  He also worked for a while with the Environmental Protection Agency.  John loved music, dancing, and sharing a beer with his buddies. 

Surviving are his sons, Charles “Chuck” Rose of Hartsville and James Fredrick Rose of Pelion; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Elizabeth Rose; children: William Lee Rose, David Allen Rose, John Steven Rose; and a sister, Shirley Rose Cate.

He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife at a later date in Raleigh, NC.

Norton Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to be serving the Rose family.

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