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Richard "Dickie" Rose

October 24, 1940 ~ September 8, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Richard “Dickie” Rose passed away on September 8, 2022 after a brief illness. He was 81 years old.  He leaves behind his loving wife Kathy of 43 years, three daughters, a son, a nephew, and grandchildren too numerous to name.

Dickie spent most of his adult life in the Fire Service, starting with RTFC, then joining the Corpus Christi Fire Department where he spent 34 years serving the citizens of Corpus Christi.  After retiring from CCFD he became a commissioner with the Annaville Fire Department where he was currently serving right up to his passing.

Dickie will always be remembered by friends and family as a jokester and an avid hunter.  If you talk to any firefighter that knew him well they would have a hilarious story to relate.  Anyone who called him on the phone knows what his voicemail related before you could leave a message, “Dickie Rose—gone huntin.”  That pretty much sums it up. . . he loved to be at the Deer lease and out in nature.  As he reached the age where he was no longer able to pull back his bow to fire an arrow, instead of being the hunter, he became a hunting guide.  This allowed him to be out where he wanted to be and doing what he loved to do.

He looked forward to the fulfillment of what Jehovah promises for the Earth at Revelation 21:4, “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Until this time comes in Jehovah’s new world we can find comfort in the words found at John 16:22 where it tells us, “So you also, now you have grief; but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

Until then . . . . .



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