Howard “Bobby” Rose Jr., 81, of Harkers Island, died Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport.

His service was Tuesday at Virgie Mae Cemetery on Harkers Island with Pastor Manley Rose officiating.

Mr. Rose is survived by his four children, William Howard Rose of Straits, Terry Rose Kington of Marshallberg, and Debra Rose Davis and Stephen Glenn Rose, both of Otway; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, Lloyd Nolan “Mike” Rose of Gloucester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Alice Rose Sr.; sisters, Leda Chadwick and Ruth Styron; and brothers, William Clifton “Tillboy” Rose and Joey Rose.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be given to the Crystal Coast Hospice House, P.O. Box 640, Newport, NC 28570.

Arrangements are by Noe Funeral Service Inc. of Beaufort. Electronic condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at

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