Philander Rose Jr., 60, of Helena-West Helena, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.
Philander Rose Jr., 60, of Helena-West Helena, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. He was born Feb. 4, 1952 in Poplar Grove to Wilma Newsome and Philander Rose Sr. He accepted Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at an early age at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in the community of Trenton. He attended Marvell Public Schools and graduated in 1969. On Dec. 6, 1987, Philander, Jr. married Tina Edmonds. He was self-employed with Rose Tree-Trimming for 33 years, and the Helena Fire Department and Mohawk Rubber Co. for many years. Philander Rose Jr. was preceded in death by his father, Philander Rose Sr., three brothers, Earnest Rose Sr., Raymond Rose, Christopher Rose and a sister, Belle Rose. Memories of his hard work and thoughts will be forever cherished by his wife of 24 years, Tina Rose; his sons and daughters, Philander Rose III, Latoya Rose of Memphis, and Tamara (Derrick) Waters of Little Rock; his mother, Wilma Kirby of San Diego, Calif.; his mother-in-law, Geneva Brewer; grandchildren, Sasha White, Derrick Waters Jr., London Waters, Deandre Davis and Christopher Overton; six brothers, Larry (Gail) Rose, Alfonzo (Toni) Rose of Little Rock, Charles (Wilhelmina) Rose of Maumelle, Fred (Wilma) Rose, Alfred (Myrna) Rose of Conway, Nathaniel (Joyce) Rose of Memphis; seven sisters, Sandra Rose of Conway, Barbara (Morris) Pichon of Pacoima, Calif.; Carolyn (Johnnie) and Earnestine of Marvell, Willene Jackson and Virginia Rose of Memphis, Marvella Rose of Milwaukee, Wis.; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Kincaid Funeral Services. The funeral will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Trenton. Rev. Spriggs Edmonds will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Kincaid Funeral Services. You may sign the guest book online at www.kincaidfuneralservices.com.