Kenneth Joe Rose, of Muse died Feb. 22, 2014. Kenneth was born on July 31, 1929, in Whitesboro to Oscar and Pearl Smith Rose. He had three brothers, Ralph Rose, Ernest Rose and Elmer Rose, five sisters, Gladys James, Opal Norvell, Audrey Juarez, Norma Jean Fields and Jo Griffith.
Kenneth attended school in Whitesboro and college in Wilburton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Germany. He retired from the U.S. Forest Service with 31 years as a federal fire and law enforcement Officer. He was a rancher, trader and businessman for years in the Kiamichi Valley and surrounding areas. He married Dorothy Dehart Rose in 1954 in Whitesboro. They were together 60 years. They had four children, Shirley Nelson of Talihina, Gary Rose of Whitesboro, Larry Rose of Bentonville, Ark., and Sheila Rose, deceased. He had seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Westley Baugh, Kristra Curley, Shawna Baugh, Justin Rose, Tyler Rose, Abby Rose, Katy Rose, Brashaud Curley, Karrah Curley, Kyler Baugh, Blaze Baugh, Zachary Baugh, Faith Baugh, Braton Rose and Brody Rose.
He loved to hunt and spend time with his family and friends. He loved his job because he could spend time in the woods and the outdoors, He lived life to the fullest. He was of the Baptist faith.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Whitesboro Baptist Church with Brother Mark Cook officiating. Burial was in Whitesboro Cemetery under the direction of Burkhart Funeral Service.
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