Official Obituary of

John David Rose

August 9, 1961 ~ October 26, 2022 (age 61) 61 Years Old

John Rose Obituary

John David Rose of Gauley Bridge, West Virginia departed from this earth on October 26, 2022, after an extended illness. He was born on August 9, 1961, to his biological parents, Shirley Jane Rose and John “Dick” Nichols, and raised by Jane and his adoptive father, Jennings Smith Rose. John David is survived by his father Dick Nichols, his children Sarajha Davis (and family), Megan Ruth Miller (and family), Elijah Van-Gelder Rose, Chloe and Adalee Rose, his siblings Beth Rose Fish (Louie) and Carl Rose and many nieces and nephews.

John David was best known for his love of Mountaineer Football, the Green Bay Packers, and any opportunity to hunt or fish. He was a talented craftsman, a clever storyteller, and a gifted musician. Of all his accomplishments, he was most proud of his children.

The family will hold a Viewing at Pennington-Smith Funeral Home in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia on Sunday, October 30th from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., followed by a short Service which will begin at 2:00. Family and friends are welcome to attend.  We ask that in lieu of flowers, friends and family consider making donations to Hubbard Hospice House West at 4605 MacCorkle Avenue, SW, South Charleston, WV 25309.

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October 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Pennington Smith Funeral Home
331 Main Street
Gauley Bridge, WV 25085

Funeral Service
October 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Pennington Smith Funeral Home
331 Main Street
Gauley Bridge, WV 25085


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