FOUR OAKS — U.S. Army CPL (Ret.) Benjamin Nelson “Ben” Rose, age 38, of Battlefield Road, died Friday, July 12, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Mill Creek Christian Church, 747 Mill Creek Church Road, Four Oaks. Burial will follow with full military honors in the church cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Jerry Burton will officiate.
Ben was born on Nov. 12, 1980, in Wake County to Nelson and Ann Johnson Rose of Four Oaks. He was preceded in death by his brother, Barrett Bright Rose; maternal grandparents, William Hugh and Lois Johnson; and paternal grandparents, Charlie Nelson and Pearl Rose. Benjamin graduated from South Johnston High School with honors and played several sports including the marching band. He went on to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He joined the Army in 2004 in 18 XRAY and was assigned to the 325 PIR of the 82nd Air Borne Division at Fort Bragg and Baghdad, Iraq.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, include his wife, Jennifer Marie Sanders Rose; aunts and uncles, Susan King, Laura Hinson, Margaret Patillo, Lettie Pearl Sutton and husband Lt. Col (Ret.) Paul Elwood Sutton, Serena Honeycutt and husband Brent, and Mary Lena Canupp and husband Dennis; and many cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson and other times at the home of his parents, 4646 Harper House Road, Four Oaks.
Flowers are welcomed; however, memorials may be made to the Independence Fund, 9013 Perimeter Woods Drive, Ste. E, Charlotte, NC 28216.
Arrangements are by Rose & Graham Funeral Home in Benson.