Madison ‘Wayne’ Rose

Published 6:55 pm Sunday, October 28, 2018

FRANKLIN — Madison “Wayne” Rose, 77, received his crown of glory and went to be with his Lord on Oct. 25, 2018.

Madison ‘Wayne’ Rose

He fought a courageous battle with bladder cancer for three years.

Wayne was a gentle spirit, full of honesty, love and grace. He never met a stranger and everyone was his friend. No matter your status in life, Wayne saw everyone through the same lens. If anyone would ask Wayne how are you doing, he would say with that big smile of his, “Having a ball.”

He was born on May 25, 1941, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, to the late Russell W. Rose and Myrtis Shearin Rose.

Wayne graduated from Maury High School in 1962, and worked at Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Sheet Metal Mechanic/Work Leader in Shop 17. He retired after 35 years of service.

Wayne was a devoted husband, Dad, Papa, Uncle and friend. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Ellen Taylor Rose. He also leaves a son to cherish his memory, Terry Wayne Rose (Heather;) grandson, Tyler Wayne Rose; step-grandson, Stone Casey; step-granddaughter, Brittany Swigert; his sister, Gladys R. Jenkins; brother, Glenwood Rose (Jean); step-great-grandson Leo Hanke; sister-in-law, Frances R. Taylor; brothers-in-law, Lee R. Taylor and Irvin W. Taylor Jr.; along with beloved nieces, great-nephews and many close lifelong friends; and his furry friend, Utah.

Wayne is also predeceased by a step-grandson, Justin Marzigliano.

His family would like to thank Dr. Mark Fleming and Dr. Michael Williams for their dedicated services given during his illness.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Black Creek Baptist Church, the American Cancer Society or The American Diabetes Association.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the sanctuary of Black Creek Baptist Church, 34163 Vicksville Road, Franklin, with Pastor Buddy Hoggard and Pastor Mike Barlow officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the church one hour prior to the service. A reception will follow the service in the church fellowship hall.