Billy Don Rose

July 6, 1959February 8, 2021
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Billy Rose of Arnold, MO. passed away on Monday February 8, 2021. He was born on July 6, 1959 in St. Louis, MO to the late Deloy and Glendola (nee Whitehead) Rose; Loving father of Jeremy (Tiffany) Rose and Jenna (Adam) Van; loving grandfather of Lillian Rose, Cole, Lucy and Rory Van; dear brother of Rob (Phyllis) Rose Nicole Rose and the late Jane Buchanan.

Billy was a member of UAW Union Local # 2250.

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 10:00am-1:00pm at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO. Funeral service Monday 1:00 pm in the funeral home chapel. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery. Memorial donations in Billy's Honor may be made to Please share your condolences and sign the guest book online at


  • Deloy Rose, Father (deceased)
  • Glendola Whitehead, Mother (deceased)
  • Jeremy (Tiffany) Rose, Son
  • Jenna (Adam) Van, Daughter
  • Lillian Rose, Grandchild
  • Cole, Grandchild
  • Lucy and Rory Van, Grandchildren
  • Rob (Phyllis) Rose, Brother
  • Nicole Rose, Sister
  • Jane Buchanan, Sister (deceased)



  • Visitation

    Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 15, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Monday, February 15, 2021


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Steve Bailey

February 15, 2021

Have so many memories we went on so many rabbit hunts and hanging out at the ball parks worked together road to work together this was while we lived in Oklahoma. We both decided to transfer back to Missouri to the GM plant in Wentzville in 1996 . I moved to ofallon he moved to Arnold I got put in the paint department so we didn't get to see each other as much always thought we would hang out more when we retired then the covid will miss you Bill time is not always on our side.

Laurie Campbell

February 12, 2021

I love you guys, you're in my heart, thoughts and prayers! It's not Good bye it's C'ya Later. I love you all!!!

Mark Whitehead

February 12, 2021

My fondest memories are camping at Barkshed, and at the swinging bridge over Sylamore Creek. Stayed a few nights at Big Flat at the Rose family grandparents house. Not everyone knows where Big Flat or Fifty-six, Arkansas is. We had many great summers camping and swimming. And let’s not forget camping and floating at Markham Springs on the Black River. We went to many Cardinal games and sat in the bleachers when Lou Brock, Bob Gibson, Joe Torre and Tim McCarver all played. The late 60’s and early 70’s. Playing in the creek on Ozark Drive where Bill lived. Lots of fun times. It’s hard to think about today.

Ashley Stepp

February 11, 2021

I remember sleeping on your tummy at Christmas. I would always say I wasn’t tired, but you’d sit me next to you and make me laugh so hard I went straight to sleep. I remember our play dates with Cole and Lucy and how annoyed you’d get sometimes, but only cause we were so loud. You never said a word though. You just wanted us to have fun. Thank you so much for all the memories and love you gave me. I’ll miss you forever.

Tom Luechtefeld

February 11, 2021

I have known Bill Rose for 44 yrs. Before this, our fathers worked together at GM in North St. Louis, MO.
We transferred to Oklahoma City together along with brother Bob Rose.
We also transferred back to Wentzville GM in 1996.
Going to miss you, brother. May you rest in peace and be resurrected and united with Christ our Lord and Saviour!
May God console Billys family and friends! Amen



Billy Don Rose was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, he will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

Born on July 6, 1959 at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, he was the son of Deloy and Glendola Rose. He grew up in Arnold, Missouri. He was raised with three siblings; Jane, Rob and Nicole.

Billy worked hard to be a good father to his children and he did his best to fulfill their needs. Billy was blessed with two children, one son, Jeremy and one daughter, Jenna. He was a very simple man. He loved to watch his kids growing up playing sports and we lived at the ballparks. He was very proud of Jeremy and Jenna, even if he did not always agree with some of the decisions we made as we got older. He was a very humble man. Billy would give you the shirt off his back in an instant. Family meant everything to him and he never let us forget how much he loved us all.

Another blessing for Billy was the gift of four grandchildren, Cole, Lily, Lucy and Rory. Billy also loved to watch and hear about his grandkids and all their sports, he was their greatest fan.

Fortunately, Billy enjoyed what he did for a living. Showing a strong work ethic, Billy worked diligently and did his best to succeed in his career. His primary occupation was a fork lift driver. He was employed for 38 years by General Motors.

Billy enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were hunting and enjoying his grandchildren.

Billy found pleasure in playing softball in Oklahoma. Billy was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed following his favorite events whenever he had the chance to do so.

Throughout his later years, Billy was an active member of the UAW Local 2250.

Billy was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of his favorites was "Screwball", his dog. They were best friends for Almost 20 years.

When Billy’s retirement finally arrived in 2015, he was well prepared.

Billy passed away on February 8, 2021 at his home unexpectedly. He is survived by his children, Jeremy and his wife, Tiffany, Jenna and her husband Adam, and his grandchildren, Cole, Lucy, Rory and Lily. Services were held at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home. Billy was laid to rest in Shepherd Hills Cemetery.

Simply stated, Billy was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Billy leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Billy Don Rose.

POEM read at his service

Fill not your heart with pain and sorrow,
but remember me in every tomorrow.
Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles,
I've only gone to rest a little while.

Although my leaving causes pain and grief,
my going has eased my hurt and given me relief.

So dry your eyes and remember me
not as I am now, but as I use to be.

Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile,
Understand, in your hearts, I've only gone to rest a little while.
As long as I have the love of each of you,
I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.

Joey Beighley