John Terry Rose was born November 19, 1966 to Terry Rose and Mary Pumpkin Owens. He attended Westville Public schools and graduated in 1985.
He passed on to Glory on November 28th, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents: JK and Madge Rose; John and Violet Pumpkin; Uncles David Pumpkin, Charles Pumpkin and Ross Davis, and mother-in-law Viola Holloway.
He married Lisa Holloway, his best friend and love of his life on August 13th, 1999. John is survived by his parents Terry Rose and Mary (Pumpkin) Owens, his wife Lisa Rose of the home, son Seth Rose and his wife Lundie Rose of Stilwell, OK; sisters Jayne Anne Hooper of Greenwood, AR and Jamie Rose of Stiwell, Step-mother LaFern Langley Rose of Ada, OK. Bonus sons Layne Scott and his wife Alena Scott of Stilwell OK and Corey Scott and his partner Kelsey Myrick of Tahlequah, OK. Grandchildren: Draven Rose, Everly Scott, Kobe Scott, Lydia and Haizley Scott, and Nataley Aguilarhis many cousins, a host of nieces and nephews, along with a multitude of friends.
John was a born leader, comedian and horse whisperer. He could ride any horse, and if he couldn't, well it probably couldn't be ridden. He never met a baby he couldn't get to smile, and all dogs loved him, especially his dog Dixie. John was a gifted storyteller, he could light up a room with his tall tales and his infectious laugh that could make anyone laugh right along with him. He was famous for his Earnest T. Bass imitation, and he could quote any movie he ever saw, especially westerns. He made friends wherever he went, his name usually preceding him. His kindness and drive were known and valued by everyone who knew him. He was an avid OU fan and his favorite thing to do was watch the game with Lisa while munching on some good food. John was full of energy and a very hard worker. He worked at many places in his life, breaking horses and milking cows for Dave Wilkie, running the register for Grady, but he took early retirement in the beginning of 2020 due to health problems. He didn't let that slow him down much. He still ran the Rose Ranch and took good care of Lisa during her bout with cancer. He was a loyal friend, and his heart was as big as his laugh. He loved his family and friends more than anything and was willing to do anything for someone in need. He ran his race with courage, strength and dignity.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. The story of John Rose, The Man, The Myth, The Legend, will be told for years to come.