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Robert Channing "Bob" Rouse
Birth: Nov. 3, 1925
Lenoir County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 2011
La Grange
Lenoir County
North Carolina, USA

Robert Channing "Bob" Rouse, 85, of La Grange, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at his home. Bob was born November 3, 1925 in Lenoir County to the late John H. Rouse, Sr. and Willie Croom Rouse. Bob proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II where he was a Gunner's Mate aboard the Destroyer Escort USS Brister. Following service to his country, Bob attended Campbell University where he played on the football team. Bob spoke fondly of his time at Campbell and playing under Coach Earl Smith. Bob later attended Wake Forest University and New York University. Bob began his working career with the Texas Oil Company and later worked as a sales representative with the Clark Grave Vault Company in Columbus, Ohio for forty two years. Bob served funeral directors through Clark Grave Vault in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. Bob enjoyed a long association with Rouse Funeral Home that began at the age of twelve when he followed in the footsteps of his father and brothers. Bob enjoyed his work as a funeral director and took great comfort in helping families through difficult periods in their lives. Bob formerly served his community as a council member with the Town Of La Grange, was recently honored as La Grange Citizen Of The Year and was an active member of First Free Will Baptist Church, Goldsboro.

A service of remembrance will be held Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. from Rouse Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Mitchell officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Bob is survived by his wife of forty three years, Jo Rouse; two children, Reid Rouse and wife, Crissy of La Grange, Channing Freeman and husband, Andy of The Woodlands, TX; four grandchildren, Alex Lukefahr, Reagan Lukefahr, Robert Channing Rouse II and Everett Rouse.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home and at other times they will be at the home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 604 East Ash Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530. Arrangements are with Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange. (Per Rouse Funeral Home) 
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
La Grange
Lenoir County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 26, 2011
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