Jerry A. Rose
October 29, 1946 – November 19, 2019
Jerry A. Rose, Jr. loving son, husband, father, brother, Gramps, uncle and friend to many passed from this world on November 19, 2019 into the arms of our heavenly father. Jerry was born in San Antonio, TX on October 29, 1946 to Jerry A. Rose, Sr. and Mildred Bolding Rose. In the early years, Jerry’s family moved from New Mexico to Snyder, TX where he attended middle school and high school. Jerry played numerous sports including football and baseball. After graduating from Snyder High School, he attended Lubbock Christian College and Texas Tech University.
In 1964, Jerry met his wife Cerretha Jones Rose on a blind date in Post, TX. They were not to see each other again until a second blind date while attending Texas Tech. They married on December 26, 1967 at the First Christian Church in Post, TX. In 1968, Jerry and Cerretha had a daughter, Stacy Rahkell Rose. Twenty months later, in 1970, their son Mickey Paul Rose was born.
It was during these early years, that Jerry began his 40 plus year banking career. He started his career in Lubbock, TX at Plains National Bank. In 1981 a lifelong dream became reality when Jerry’s career took the family to Austin, TX. Throughout most of his career, Jerry was associated with community banks. He started in assistant positions and eventually served as President of numerous banks. One aspect of Jerry’s banking career that he really enjoyed was acting as a Supervisory Agent to the Texas Department Of Savings and Mortgage Lending where he assisted ownerships in restructuring takeovers and buyouts.
Jerry loved helping people achieve their goals. He believed in providing great customer service and treating others the way he would want to be treated. One of his proudest accomplishments was helping Morris (Smokey Mo) and Lisa Melchor start their restaurant business. Morris and Lisa recently retired after selling their 16 Smokey Mo’s restaurants. Morris was excited to share with Jerry that he was selling his restaurants in September 2019 and retiring. Morris knew Jerry would have been so proud and excited. Jerry was their number one fan.
Another accomplishment he was so proud of was serving the community. His community involvement included serving as member and president of Westlake Chamber of Commerce, board member and chairman of Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce, and chairman of the Tourism Board of Cedar Park. He also served on numerous other community boards and assisted with many new businesses moving to the Cedar Park area. Throughout his career, he continued to be a community advocate and volunteer. In addition to his banking career, Jerry worked for the Texas General Land Office as an appraiser and for the Texas Workers Compensation Insurance Fund in premium fraud and marketing/client services.
Jerry loved his family, music, and building lifelong relationships with people. He loved sports, especially the Texas Longhorns. Early in life he played in softball leagues and umpired baseball and football games. One of his most passionate hobbies was playing golf. Jerry and Mickey loved playing in golf tournaments together. He and Stacy treasured many a golf round at Lost Creek Country Club where they would play until the sun went down.
Jerry’s proudest accomplishments were marrying Cerretha, having Stacy and Mickey and being Gramps to Jackson Rose. He always cheered them on in life and their careers. He loved them dearly and was always there for them.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cerretha; his daughter Stacy Rose (Rhonda Barker) of Austin; his son, Mickey Rose and grandson, Jackson Rose of Austin; sisters Diane Brown of Galveston and Teenie Kelley (Freeman Kelley) of Kingwood; sister-in-law LaRue Jones of Levelland and brother-in-law Gomer Custer of New Braunfels; nieces D’Les Jones of Dallas, Tammye Custer-Heefner (David Heefner) of New Braunfels, Shay Cox of Clyde, Brandi Anderson of Kingwood, and Jaime Cash (Kelley Cash) of Big Spring; nephews Steve Jones (Carrla Jones) of Levelland and Lance Leatherwood (Cheryl Leatherwood) of Cypress. Jerry is also survived by great nephews Garrett, Dylan and Wyatt Cox, Logan and Sklyar Leatherwood, Ashton Raschke, and Tye Jones; great nieces Katherine, Abby and Elle Anderson, Katie Salge and Jennifer Heefner, Leslie Riddle, and Caycee Taylor and Cyanne Jones. He loved telling stories and sharing his nuggets of wisdom with all the family.
Thank you for being here today to celebrate Jerry’s life. Jerry loved life to the fullest, he was a good man, loved and respected by many. He will be missed. He fought a valiant fight to the very end of his life against the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s.
- Jerry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cerretha; his daughter Stacy Rose (Rhonda Barker) of Austin; his son, Mickey Rose and grandson, Jackson Rose of Austin; sisters Diane Brown of Galveston and Teenie Kelley (Freeman Kelley) of Kingwood; sister-in-law LaRue Jones of Levelland and brother-in-law Gomer Custer of New Braunfels; nieces D’Les Jones of Dallas, Tammye Custer-Heefner (David Heefner) of New Braunfels, Shay Cox of Clyde, Brandi Anderson of Kingwood, and Jaime Cash (Kelley Cash) of Big Spring; nephews Steve Jones (Carrla Jones) of Levelland and Lance Leatherwood (Cheryl Leatherwood) of Cypress. Jerry is also survived by great nephews Garrett, Dylan and Wyatt Cox, Logan and Sklyar Leatherwood, Ashton Raschke, and Tye Jones; great nieces Katherine, Abby and Elle Anderson, Katie Salge and Jennifer Heefner, Leslie Riddle, and Caycee Taylor and Cyanne Jones. He loved telling stories and sharing his nuggets of wisdom with all the family.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cook-Walden Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home
9700 Anderson Mill Rd
Jerry A. Rose
November 28, 2019
I met Jerry in 1986 when i was a commercial banker and he was working for a local restaurant group. He had left the banking industry for a short time. We clicked immediately due in large part to a shared sense of “irreverent, dry” humor and our shared banking background .
We regularly commiserated over lunch about the job challenges we both experienced in an increasingly chaotic industry.
We remained friends since that time and remained in touch over the years. We could always count on each other for laughs and a fatalistic attitude.
I will miss him and offer my sincere, heartfelt condolences to Cerretha and the rest of his family.
Steve & Shea Brewer
November 27, 2019
Jerry had such a wonderful smile and contagious energy. He was always full of ideas, and truly mentored us much like an Uncle. Jerry's friendship meant a lot to my husband Steve. They enjoyed lunches, phone calls and success strategy sessions. He was always so helpful and positive. We were sad to hear of the loss today, but excited that Jerry is basking in the Light of His Savior, smiling, laughing and feeling the love of God. May God surround The Rose Family with His light and love during this time, bringing all you comfort through your faith and knowing that our true home is with the Father. .. We will see Jerry again!
Steve & Shea Brewer
November 21, 2019
I had the pleasure of not only knowing Mr. Rose but caring for him as well. I was one of many caregivers who cared for Jerry. There are so many things I am going to miss about Jerry. The one thing that I will always remember about him is that smile of his. I want to thank the Rose family and especially his wife that he loved dearly. Thank you for sharing and giving me the opportunity to not only knowing him but caring for your husband, your dad, your grandpa, your uncle and your brother. The pleasure was all mine. I will miss him very much but he's now with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My condolences to the entire Rose family. You all are in my prayers during this time. Thank you for allowing me to care for Mr. Jerry Rose