OBITUARY: Billy Marcell Rose, 79, of Burnet dies Sept. 18, 2013

Billy Marcell Rose was born Nov. 13, 1933, and passed away Sept. 18, 2013, at the age of 79.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Riley and Mary Elizabeth Rose; brothers John Allen “Jay,” Dalton Hershel “Cue,” Ernest Edwin “Horsefly” and Donald Ray “Dunk” Rose; and sisters Gladys “Sis” Kenner, Ruby Faye Warren and Christine “Wasp Nest” Purvis.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy Melson Rose; daughter, Debra Rose Bradley and husband David of San Antonio; son, Greg Rose and wife Robin of Spicewood; grandson, Matthew Ingram and wife Carrie; three great-grandchildren, Chance Carter, Ethan Riley and Maisie Rose Ingram of Charleston; brother Robert  Gene “Bob” Rose; sisters Inez “Slim” Turner, Irene “Fats” Winslett, Nina “Do” DePoyster and Mary Nell “Hoot” Young; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.

He was a great lover of country music, sports and retail grocery and a proud member of Masonic Lodge No. 175 and First Baptist Church of Burnet.

Family visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20 at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home, 306 Texas 29 East in Burnet, (512) 756-2222. A graveside service is 11 a.m. Sept. 23 in Charleston officiated by the pastor of Charleston Methodist Church, Brother Gary Reagan.

The family would like to thank the Seton Highland Lakes Hospice for the staff’s support.

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