Businessman, civic leader Rose dies
Funeral services will be held Saturday for Franklin businessman and active community member David Crawford Rose Sr.
Services will be held 11 a.m., at Ibert’s Mortuary in Franklin, with the Rev. John Wamsley officiating. Rose will be laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday at Ibert’s Mortuary from 5 - 9 p.m. with the mortuary reopening Saturday at 9 a.m. until service time.
Rose was a native of New Iberia and a lifelong resident of Franklin. He passed away Saturday at the age of 74.
Rose was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He was a 1957 graduate of Franklin High School and continued his education graduating from USL.
He managed the OST Service Station until 1968 and at that time he went into business for himself. He served on the Franklin Civil Service Board for 10 years; was a member and past vice president of the Chamber of Commerce; member of the Franklin Jaycees and honored by them as the Outstanding Man of the Year in 1971; a member of the Krewe of Sucrose, reigning in 1976 as King Sucrose XXXVI, served as chairman for the Scout-a-Rama for four years and Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 1.
He served as president of the “Brothers of the Bush,” served on the board for the city bicentennial celebration, belonged to the Franklin Optimist Club and was a member of the Rotary Club.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Sarah Overbey Rose; three sons, David Crawford Rose Jr., Marion Kyle Rose and his wife, Stephanie, and William Moss Rose and his wife, Julie; three daughters, Sarah “Beth” Rose Berard and her husband, Allen, and Linda “Carrie” Rose Gaudin and her husband, Corey, and Tonya Rose Cook and her husband, Kevin; two sisters, Carolyn Rose Rentrop and Linda Rose Abbott and her husband, Larry; his grandchildren, Destany Annette Rose, Ian Crawford Rose, Ali Elizabeth Berard, Cara Evangeline Berard, Austin Paul Rose, Amalie Rose Gaudin, Sydney Grace Gaudin, Elijah James Gaudin, Rylee Catherine Rose, a granddaughter due in November, Mathew Cook and Samuel Cook.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion Crawford “Buster” Rose and Alice Thibodaux Rose.
Family and friends may view the obituary and express their condolences online by visiting www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc. of Franklin.