Berry Funeral Home


Charles "Chuck" Duane Rose

October 20, 1955January 17, 2021

Charles "Chuck" Duane Rose, age 65 of Knoxville, passed away, Sunday, January 17, 2021, with his family by his side. He was a 1973 graduate of Doyle High School, where he played football and other sports. Chuck was an avid UT football fan and loved the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a proud union member, who often went to bat for his brothers who had no other voice. Chuck loved the outdoors, especially working with his cattle on the family farm. He loved life and will be dearly missed by all those who knew him. Chuck is survived by his wife; Kathy, a son; Ben (Shay), two grandsons; Micah and Elias, his parents; Vernon and Shirley, sister; Sheryl, nephews; Chad (Diedre), Josh (Dana), Scott (Ashley); niece; Amy (Ron), and great nieces and nephews. The family would like to provide a special thanks to the staff at Ft. Sanders Hospital.

Family and friends may call at their convenience on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from the hours of 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the parlors of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy. Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. Family and friends will meet at Ellejoy Cemetery, 1290 Ellejoy Rd, Seymour, Tennessee, 37865 on Thursday, January 21, 2021 for an 11:00 AM graveside service, Rev. Fred Wade officiating.


  • Kathy Rose, Wife
  • Ben Rose (Shay), Son
  • Micah Rose, Grandson
  • Elias Rose, Grandson
  • Vernon and Shirley Rose, Parents
  • Sheryl, Sister
  • Chad (Diedre), Nephew
  • Josh (Dana), Nephew
  • Scott (Ashley), Nephew
  • Amy (Ron), Niece
  • Great nieces and nephews


  • Call at Convenience

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, January 21, 2021


Charles "Chuck" Duane Rose

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Marion Mallory

January 21, 2021

My condolences to the family. I had the great pleasure to know and work with Rose at Y-12 Plant as a Chemical Operator. He was a great man. May God Bless his dear wife & family.


Betty Reagan

January 21, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you and our memory of Chuck is watching you and Chuck come in the UT football games and taking the time to say a few words if we were not busy. Let us know if we can do anything for you.

Keith Maples

January 20, 2021

Jake and I have had the pleasure of getting to know such a godly man. We had several meaningful talks in hay field. Just a wonderful person to have been able to call friend.

Dean Haun

January 20, 2021

Chuck was a great friend and fellow Pioneer. We played football together. I will be praying for all the family.

Fareed Nasser

January 20, 2021

Chuck was a good friend of mine. He came to my deli once or twice a week .
I always enjoyed talking with him about UT sports and he was one of few I dared to discuss politics with. He always had a smile and calm demeanor .
I will miss him very much. My condolences to his wife and family.

Jamie Smith

January 20, 2021

Kathy and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Chuck's passing. I enjoyed the years we worked together at Y-12. God bless you Kathy and your Family.

Jamie, Tammy, and Courtney Smith

Jason Andrews

January 19, 2021

I worked with Chuck at the Central Labor Council. Strong Union Brother. Thank you for fighting on behalf of the oppressed. Our Condolences to Friends and Family. RIP

Amy (Rose) Llano

January 19, 2021

“Can you spell patience?”


This is one of a hundred messages my sweet Uncle Chuck taught me. You never hesitated to jump in with both feet whenever I needed you and we had so many plans, Uncle Chuck. I will miss you so very much and carry you in my heart always.

Kathy, Ben, my prayers are with you.

Uncle Chuck, I love you very much.

Your niece

Bobby French

January 19, 2021

Chuck is a jewel, everyone that met Chuck would not forget him. My earliest memory of Chuck was when he was helping Vernon coach the little league baseball team his brother Joe and I was playing on. Later on when he hired on at Y-12 we worked in the same building and met again. He would always talk how he would have to come to the pitchers mound and and wipe me off with a towel because of me sweating so much, and I would kid Chuck and say he was my bat boy and hand me that size 28 bat. We would talk farming and cows too. No matter if your and Chuck beliefs were different, you could always talk to Chuck. He is a good man and he will be missed. My God Bless You All.

Sheryl Rose

January 18, 2021

I will miss you Chuck & treasure our many memories, for you were a great Big Brother.

Kathy, Ben, Shay & the boys---I love you & will be thinking & praying for you all!

Sheryl Ann