Obituary: Jimmie A. “Jim” Rose, 80, McAlester, Okla.,

Jimmie A. “Jim” Rose, 80, McAlester, Okla., died Saturday, June 7, 2014.

The family will receive visitors from 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Tuesday Bishop Funeral Service in McAlester.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at First United Methodist Church of McAlester.

Born May 8, 1934 in Wellington, Kansas to Alfred Orine and Mary Etta Rose.

He attended school at Wellington. After graduation he attended Southwestern College in Winfield, KS. He later joined the United States Air Force and served two years in Japan, then the rest of his tour in Colorado Springs, CO. After being honorably discharged he graduated from Blair’s Business College in Colorado Springs.

He worked for Continental Air Lines for two years as an accountant. He then acquired H & R Block franchises in Salida and Canon City, CO.  This was the beginning of a 42 year career with H & R Block.  He had worked in various positions within the Block organization.  Jim was Franchise Director in McAlester for 31 years.  During this time, he recruited and trained people to operate H & R Block offices in twenty-two locations in southeastern Oklahoma.  Rose became an Enrolled Agent with Internal Revenue Service in 1976 and remained an E.A. since that time.

Jim and Dorothy A. (Johnson) Malone were married on May 12, 2001.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of McAlester, a life member of the McAlester Sertoma Club, and enjoyed raising Appaloosa Horses while living north of Bache.

He is survived by:

His wife, Dorothy Ann Rose of the home;

Sons:Mark Rose of McAlester, Oklahoma; Todd Rose and wife, Susie of Eufaula, Oklahoma.

Grandchildren: Michal Ann Wesolowski and husband, Kyle of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Noah and Nathanael            of McAlester, Oklahoma;  Great Granddaughter, Josie Rose Wesolowski of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by: his parents: Alfred and Mary Rose and first wife, Barbara Rose.           

Honorary Pallbearers: Bill Scherman, Ralph Barrier, John Goodyear, Grant Grumbie, Steve Woodley, Don Ketchum and the members of the McAlester Sertoma Club.            

Memorials: The family requests that memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, McAlester, Oklahoma.