James L. Rosser

May 24, 1949September 27, 2020
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James L. Rosser, age 71, of Middletown, Ohio passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020. He was born May 24, 1949 in Oneida, TN, the son of James and Zona Rosser.

James worked as a state trooper, retiring after 28 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Zona Evelyn Rosser and James Edward Rosser; grandparents, James and Zelta Smith and Dorsey and Bea Rosser and son, Jeremy Trent.

James is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda Rosser; daughter Dawn (Dan) Hounshell, grandchildren, Jared, Regan, Tucker Hounshell and Matthew Mitchell; daughter, Shaye (John) Wynn; granddaughter Alexis; son, Jason (Jeannie) Rosser; grandsons, Quinton and Jake; sisters, Vicki (Joseph) Boyko and Rosonna Garcia; nieces and nephews, Lisa Santorelli, Michelle Fournier, Missy Valentine, Matthew Dunphy, Joseph Boyko, Anthony Michael Garcia, Jeramy Garcia, Jonathon Garcia.

Visitation will be 11 AM -1 PM, Friday, October 2, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home, 1357 E. Second St., Franklin, OH 45005. Funeral Service will follow at 1PM at the funeral home with Gordon Moore officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Middletown, 4418 Lewis St., Suite B, Middletown, OH 45044. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Rosser family.


  • Hospice Care of Middletown


  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 2, 2020


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Norma Martin

October 3, 2020

I really hate to hear this sad news.. Jim Rosser was the coolest DR Bailiff I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.. He always had my back when it came to Domestic Relations filings.. He would tell me what to clock in and what he got back.. Loved his zucchini bread that he would make.. Sure did miss him when he left.. Rest easy old friend Heaven gained another angel.. Sending prayers for the family.. 😥🙏

Diane Kniceley

September 29, 2020

I worked with Jim at Butler County DR court. He was always a caring person to all of us co workers. Although we did not know his family it was obvious how he loved them. My heart goes out to all of his family at this time of sorrow.

Sara and Jim Stanley

September 29, 2020

Jim, aka Stamp Collector, was a wonderful friend of almost 40 years. He had a great sense of humor and was a fantastic storyteller. Our Christmas time get-togethers were the greatest, flavored with Jim's bourbon balls and his chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Thank you for your years of service to the state of Ohio and your community. Well done my friend. I was always proud to be your friend. Rest in Peace in the arms of Our Lord.


September 29, 2020

My sympathies to all of Jim’s family and friends. I meet JIM through my journeys to and from Centerville on 63 and I-75. Talking on the CB radio. I was taking my boys to a private school, Jim was always pleasant and I had the privilege of meeting his wonderful wife, BRENDA, at one of the many CB friends Christmas parties. He made a killer pecan pie 😀. Lost contact but had a surprise meeting when I found myself in divorce court he was so helpful and understanding . My oldest son now is in command of the Hamilton post what a coincidence. God bless ur family in this time of sorrow He will be greatly missed
Peggy “hotwheels “

Barbara Schneider Carter

September 29, 2020

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing.
I worked with Jim for years at Domestic Relations Court. His gruff exterior hid his good heart.
If somebody or something was out of sorts, or we needed help, he made it his business to get things right. He always looked out for us.
My heart goes out to his family.

Debi Gedling

September 29, 2020

I was fortunate to work with Jim at Butler County Domestic Relations Court after he retired from the OSP. I have so many memories of Jim. He helped me gain more than a few pounds with his wonderful baking. He could be tough as nails when dealing with the public and then, in the next moment, be crying when someone touched his heart. He had a good sense of humor but also was probably one of the most stubborn people I ever met! Most importantly, I worked with him in the court's domestic violence unit, which could be a pretty volatile place to work--lots of emotions, lots of drama. I felt extremely well-protected by Jim and knew he had all of our backs. He was devoted to his co-workers. I never met you, Brenda, but my heart goes out to you. And to Jason, who I did know, I wish I could give you a big hug. Condolences to the entire family. He will be missed.

Chandra Combs-Winkler

September 29, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Jim at DR Court in the Domestic Violence Unit for a few years. Jim was an amazing baker, quite funny with his stories and genuinely a nice person. My thoughts go out to the Rosser family.

Julie Smithson

September 29, 2020

Jim and Brenda Rosser became my friends in the late 1970s and I was honored to take photos at his 30th birthday party, held the day after on May 25, 1979. I've always had a special place in my heart for law enforcement officers, but knowing Jim and his great kindness for everyone made our friendship 'a cut above.' Stamp Collector was his citizens band radio nickname/handle, but what really made him shine, shone out through his eyes and smile. As a retired Roadway Express truck driver who once lived near the Butler County OSHP Post, all my memories of that time in my life are good ones. Heaven gained a great new resident when Jim returned Home!

Larry Withrow

September 28, 2020

My heart is saddened from hearing the passing of a great guy. Had the honor of working with Jim in DR Court after his retirement from OSP. He was such a team player and a great cook. His family was his world. Jason and the family my heart breaks for you. May you RIP my friend.

Sissy Peavley

September 28, 2020

God surely gained another angel when he called you home. I never got to thank you for saving my brother and I, but i know we'll meet up again someday. I'll be sure to thank you properly then. My deepest condolences to Jim's family and friends.

Sissy Peavley

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