Jon Blair Rose, 70, of Belle Center, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.
He was born in Bellefontaine on July 21, 1943, to the late Harold and Lucy Cline Rose. Jon also was preceded in death by his baby sister, Carolyn.
On March 17, 1963, Jon married the former Carolyn Elliott in the United Presbyterian Church, Belle Center and she survives, along with daughters, Pam (Mike) Elson of Belle Center and Tracy (Bill) Crissman of Jacksonville, Fla.; three grandchildren, Eric and Danny Elson of Belle Center and Nickole (Chris) Smith of Orange Park, Fla.; a brother, Dave (Jean) Rose of Belle Center; and several nieces and nephews.
Jon worked as a car salesman for MacGillivray Motors and later Anderson Ford for 25 years. Following that, he went to work at Honda Anna Engine Plant, where he retired after 16.5 years. Jon enjoyed golf, bowling, feeding the birds, but best of all he loved bass fishing.
He was a member of the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church, and loved to watch NASCAR and Ohio State Football.
Pastor Jim Burton officiates a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church, 202 Walnut St. Burial will be at a later date in Fairview Cemetery, Belle Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Belle Center United Presbyterian Church Youth Group; the Indian Lake Watershed Project; or the Humane Society Serving Logan County.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, Belle Center, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.