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James "Jim" Arthur Rose

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

28 Harding Avenue, Jackson, OH 45640

(p) 740-286-2010

(f) 740-286-5640



James “Jim” Arthur Rose, age 87, of Jackson, Ohio passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s hospital in Huntington, WV on Monday, September 26th, 2022. He was born March 2nd, 1935, in Kona, Kentucky to the late Isaac and Vina Jane (Vanover) Rose.

Jim was a 1954 graduate of Jackson High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving for one year. He married, Mary Rowland and together they had two children, John Robert Rose and Sharon Kay Rose. He worked as a coal miner and was an employee of OSCO from which he retired in 2002. He was married to Elvarie Wheeler for 38 years.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Kay (Mike) Lewis of Jackson, Ohio; grandchildren: Bradlee (Candice) Butler of Oak Hill, Ohio, Krystal (Jeff) Yerian of Jackson, Ohio, Joshua (Kelli) Butler of Oak Hill, Ohio, and Becka (Joshua) Joos of Wellston, Ohio; thirteen great-grandchildren; siblings: Douglas Rose, Emile (Rose) Grover, and Windell Rose all of Jackson, Ohio; step-daughter, Diana Sears of Jackson, Ohio; as well as a host of other friends and relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two-year-old brother, Gerald Rose; sisters, Estelle Hall, Alma Cassillini, and Ella Newsome; son, John Robert Rose; and wife, Elvarie (Wheeler) Rose.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 4th, 2022, from 4-8PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022. At 11AM at the funeral home with Rev. Janie Karl officiating. Burial to follow at Fairmount Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to

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