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Garland Preston Rose, Sr
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1916
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 2011
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Garland Preston Rose, Sr., age 94 of Nashville, TN, passed away April 10, 2011. He was born in Hopkinsville, KY on June 30, 1916. Preceded in death by parents, Samuel J. and Janie Posey Rose, and sisters, Posey Scott and Sammie Hendrix. Survived by wife of 70 years, Martha Virginia Jenkins Rose; daughter, Mary Etta O'Day; son, Garland (Mary Jane) Rose, Jr.; grandchildren, Ron (Michelle) Roberts, Paige (Brad) Garner, Cyndi (Andrew) Murr and Janie E. Rose; great-grandchildren, Kaci Roberts, Taylor Rose Roberts, Britney Garner, Ryan Garner, Margaret Ann (Maggie) Murr and Nolan Murr. He attended Central High School and graduated from East Nashville High School in 1935. Upon graduation, he joined the Accounting Department of the United Methodist Publishing House, retiring 46 years later in 1981 as manager of Methods and Procedures. In 1943, his employment was interrupted by training and service in the United States Army as a Radar Mechanic, Ground Control Approach (GCA). Discharged as a sergeant in 1946, he returned to the Publishing House. Garland was active in his community by teaching Sunday School at Hobson, Belmont and Dalewood Methodist Churches, founding and teaching the Dynomo public speaking club, service as a Chapter President of the local Administrative Management Society, and serving on the Nashville Memorial Hospital Board from 1964 to 1994. He served on the Board of Trustees for the Memorial Foundation from 1994 to 2008 when he was honored as an Advisory Board Member for Life. In 1956, with the knowledge of his employer, he earned a Public Accounting License and provided personal service to small businesses and individuals on a part-time basis. His practice grew to include doctors, dentists, and representatives in the American Saddlebred Horse industry. In 1990, he was grandfathered as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). His pride was naming "Garland's Dream" the 1998 and 1999 Saddlebred Five-Gaited World's Grand Champion. Garland loved his family and worked hard to provide for them. At work or play, he never met a stranger. He loved to tell stories and play golf. He was a member of Bluegrass Country Club for over 50 years and a 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite. Services will be conducted on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 2 p.m., at Spring Hill Funeral Home, Bro. Ronnie Webb officiating. Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. till service time. Interment to follow in Historic Spring Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers include: John W. Brown, Sam Holt, Jr., Dale Kehrer, Andrew Murr, Ron Roberts, Jr., Ronny Sadler. Special thanks to Henry Harrell, M.D., caregiver Ann Sanders, and staff of Jackson Park Christian Home and Odyssey Hospice. SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME & CEMETERY, 5110 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216; (615) 865-1101.

Published in The Tennessean on April 13, 2011
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  Samuel James Rose (1864 - 1948)
  Janie Posey Rose (1884 - 1971)
  Martha Virginia Jenkins Rose (1920 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Hill Cemetery
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Fay C. Leonard
Record added: May 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69299876
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