Mr. Tom Rose, 79, of Surf City and Fayetteville passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
He was a retail furniture entrepreneur and co-owner of Furniture Liquidators in Spring Lake with his wife, Myra since 1986. Tom was a Master Mason and a Shriner.
In 1957, he was a chess champion, but he also enjoyed playing golf and cards. Although Tom loved the beach, he loved New York City too. He frequently talked about attending a pillow fight in Times Square, but he would only observe it. His favorite restaurant was City Cafe in Holly Ridge. And on their menu, you will find a sandwich named after Tom, the "Tom's Club Sandwich" which is a regular club sandwich without the center bread and cut in half instead of in triangles.
Tom was the life of the party, he was always telling jokes and loved to dance and sing, even if he didn't know all the words. He had a sweet tooth and enjoyed nibbling on sweets and sipping his V.O.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Myra Cashwell Rose of the home; three sons, Tom Rose, II (Vona), Paul Anthony Rose (Trudy) and John David Rose (Jessica), all of Fayetteville; two brothers, Travis Rose of Wrightsville Beach and Nick Rose, Sr. of Goldsboro; a sister, Martha Watson of Wrightsville Beach; ten grandchildren, Taylor Rose, Alison Rose, Johnathan Rose, Jack Rose, Jillian Rose, Devin Johnson, Kayla Johnson, Austin Barker, Barbara Dennis, and Annie Shaw; and two great grandchildren, Connor Bowers and Lilliana Huckins.
The family will receive friends from 6 pm to 8 pm Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Rogers and Breece Funeral Home Chapel.