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William C. "Bill" Rose Jr.
William C. Ford LogoWilliam C. "Bill" Rose Jr., 59 of Richwood, died Wednesday, January, 28, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born November 30, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late William C. and Gloria (Corey) Rose Sr.

He was the owner and operator of the former Bill Rose Ford in Richwood after having bought the dealership from his father in 1996.  He also owned and operated the former Bert & Ernie’s Pizza in Richwood, as well as Rose Fencing.  Bill was active with Richwood Village Council in many capacities, eventually serving as active mayor at the time of his death.  He had also operated the former Gene’s Body Shop in Richwood.  Bill enjoyed taking riding trips with family and friends on his Harley.  He was a hard worker and believed in doing things right.

He is survived by his wife, Vicki (Klaiber) Rose, Richwood, whom he married August 21, 1987 in Richwood; a son, Cory (Chrissy) Schultz, Richwood; a daughter, Erica Marie Hess, Texas; a brother, Corey D. (Lori) Rose, Pataskala; a sister, Gloria (Tom) Hipp, Columbus; six grandchildren, Braelyn, Aubree , Celeste, Katelyn, Lauren and Tyler; father and mother-in-law, Gene and Eva Klaiber, Richwood, brother and sister in laws: Dennis (Leslie) Klaiber, Debbie (Greg) Schultz and Jerry Klaiber all of Richwood.  Nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Geralyn (Malkoviak) Rose.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 2, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Richwood First United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Sunday from 5 to 8 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH  43040 and or The James Cancer Hospital, 660 Ackerman Road, 6th Floor PO Box 183112 Columbus, OH 43218-3112.

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#1 from: Carolyn Fulford (Jamison)
Sebring, FL
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:31 PM

Dear Vicki and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My heart goes out to you Vicki. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


#2 from: Joe and kelly North
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Dear Vicky and family,  we both are truly sorry for you loss. Bill was a good man and Joe feels blessed to have been givin the opportunity to work with such a great guy. We love you all and are thinking of you through this difficult time. Love and prayers, Joe and kelly

#3 from: Tracy & Dawn Kavanagh
Richwood, Ohio, USA
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:21 AM

So sorry to hear the sad news.  Bill will be missed.

#4 from: Marlisa Kraft
Columbus, Ohio
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Dear Vicky...Doug and I are so sorry for your loss.  I know you have all had a long battle while caring lovingly for Bill.  Although you are aware of the sad outcome and will never know how you'll feel until the time comes, know that peace awaits you all.  Feel the warmth of God's love as He embraces you.  Sending love and hugs to you, the kids, and the rest of your family.  Will see you soon.  Much love, Marce & Doug

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#6 from: Rick Thompson
Millersport, Ohio
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 1:39 PM

   I am so sorry to hear of this. My prayers go out to you and your family. Bill was a great man and I'm glad I had the pleasure of working with him and getting to know him.  

Rick Thompson
Centennial Park Harley-Davidson

#7 from: Pam Tevis
League City, Texas
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:32 PM

Dear Vicki and family
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your husband.  I am sorry I never got a chance to meet him.  Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#8 from: bill Nibert johna nibert
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 5:55 PM

To the family of Bill we send our sympathy to all. Know that he will be truly missed.
              Bill and Johna Nibert

#9 from: Gary and Linda Shaw
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Our thoughts and Prayers to the family.

#10 from: Jennifer Leeper Johnson
Marion, OH
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 6:51 PM

Many thoughts and prayers are with your and your families during this difficult time.  May God Bless each of you and bring you comfort.

#11 from: Angela Phipps
Mt Victory
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Vicky and family so sorry to hear of Bill's passing always enjoyed talking to Bill god be with all of you at this difficult time and know he is out of pain and free...bless all of you

#12 from: Nancy Pacha & Virgil Hoffman
Delaware, Oh.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Vicki and Family,
You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Bill
is at peace and is resting finally after his long
courageous battle with cancer. He will always be remembered as a loving friend to all who knew him.
RIP Bill we love you and miss you!!

#13 from: Rick and Susan
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Vicki and family, we are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  

#14 from: Carolyn Henderson
Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 8:34 PM

Deepest sympathy to you Vicki, your family and friends

#15 from: Chuck and Dana Warrix
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:49 AM

Dear Vicki and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with you during this difficult time.

#16 from: Tom & Cyndi Ross/ Tom Ross Automotive
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 8:51 AM

So sorry for your loss
Bill was a great friend and an ambassador for Richwood
He will be missed
our thoughts are with you all

#17 from: Jennifer Conroy
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 9:52 AM

What a sweet man....Vicki we pray God gives you and your family strength as you trudge through your days.  You have a ton of support around you in this small town.  LOVE the Ford emblem on his obituary as that's how so many of us know him.  God bless.

#18 from: Marilyn Adams Coleman
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 10:03 AM

Bill was one of the first folks that we met when we moved to Richwood in 2000.  He was a great friend and I am sure that he is greeted with open arms by George (my husband).  I am so sorry for your loss.

#19 from: Janene Palchinsky Beattie
Arnold, PA
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 1:31 PM

So sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was a dear old friend. I have not heard from Bill for over 30 years but thought of him often. My thoughts and prayers are for his family to remember the good times shared with him.

#20 from: Donnie and Kathie Pfister
northfield ohio 44067
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. His presence in Richwood will really be missed. A great guy.

#21 from: joe and jerry sloop
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:22 PM

So sorry to hear Bill was a wonderful person , prayers to you and family.

#22 from: Joan Wells
360 E. Blagrove Street
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:43 PM

So sorry to lose a good friend who was so helpful when needed.
My deepest sympathy.

#23 from: Cathy Schultz Pask
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 7:13 PM

So Sorry for your loss. Bill put up a brave and hard fight. He is now at peace and pain free. I know exactly what you all are going through. I lost my dad just a couple of weeks ago. My prayers to all in your family!

#24 from: Kevin  & Vickie Jerew
Richwood Oh
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 10:12 AM

We remember Bill always with a smile and a laugh, no matter what was going on. From the dealership to the body shop.True Blue Oval till the end. That is how I'll remember him, time will heal our hurting, but remembering the fun times makes it easier. Rest in Peace.

#25 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Vickie, you and your family are in my prayers..I feel the loss of your best friend. God be with you in your healing.

#26 from: Rodney and Michelle Roberts
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 9:32 PM

Sorry for your loss.  Bill was a great person to do business with because he treated you like a friend and not just a customer.  He will be missed by everyone.  RIP Bill

#27 from: Tim and Lisa Sheehan
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Vicki and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy and he will sure be missed. We are here for you if you need us.

#28 from: Everett & Shirley  Allinder
Vero Beach, Fl.
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Vicki, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this loss. Bill will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

#29 from: Kathalee Brashares
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 2:28 PM

I am so sorry Vicki.  Sincerely, Kathy

#30 from: Rick & Leslie Riffle
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Feb 1, 2015 at 6:17 PM

Dear Vicki & family...We send our prays and thoughts to you and your family, during this difficult time.  Bill was a real good old boy, in every way. He will be sadly missed by all.  

#31 from: Mike & Meg Long
Columbus, Ohio
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 8:43 AM

To Bill's Family,

Please accept our condolences on your great loss.  Bill will be missed.  He was a king and gentle man.

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