Len Earl Rosser

March 6, 1930September 5, 2013
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Len Earl Rosser, resident of Nashville, TN, is predeceased by parents Lendon Pharr Vinson Rosser and Mary Bowen Rosser of McDonough and East Point, Georgia; brother Harold Idus Rosser (Lucille); sisters Frances Hovsepian (Mike) and Mildred Powell Langley(John), and great nephew, Michael Gaenessley. He will be greatly missed and is survived by his wife of 60 years Laura Mayes Rosser, and four loving daughters: Dawn Harper (Doug); Deborah Rutherford (Martin) (Reverend Thomas Rutherford); Cathy Briggs (Martin); and Amy Kremer (Peter). Grandchildren include Bronwyn Harper, Gillian Harper, Nikki Martin Cook (Hunter), Dustin Martin SrA USAF(Kelley), Joshua Briggs, Samantha Briggs, Christina Kremer, Victoria Kremer, and Thomas Kremer. Great grand children include Alexander Rosser Cook and Lyndzee Martin. 7 nieces and nephews: Patsy Rosser Stamey (Ricky), Robert Rosser (Kathy), Jerry Powell Dewberry, Timothy Powell, Nancy Hovsepian Gaenssley (George), Dan Hovsepian (Kate), Mick Hovsepian (Donna) and great and great-great nieces and nephews.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from Russell High School, East Point, and received his BBA degree from Georgia State College in Atlanta where he was a member of Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, Kappa Chapter. He was stationed at Sewart AFB, Smyrna, TN during the entire time of his enlistment in the USAF during the Korean Conflict and later was honorably discharged into the Georgia Air National Guard and served out of Atlanta.

His business career began at the First National Bank in Atlanta, GA, and progressed to his interest in computers. He became a systems analyst instrumental in installing computer systems in banks, hospitals, and manufacturing. In Macon, Georgia, he was Charter President of Data Processing Management Association (DPMA). As a resident of Nashville, TN, since 1971, he re-entered the banking field and was employed by Third National Bank and retired from SunTrust Bank. As a member of Donelson Rotary Club he became a Paul Harris Fellow and greatly enjoyed participating in 6 club-sponsored Air Shows staged at Sewart AFB in Smyrna, TN. Additionally, he was interested in botany and horticulture and as a Master Gardner and member of the American Hemerocallis Society, Region 10, he was an Exhibition Judge, Instructor, hybridizer and active member of the Middle Tennessee Daylily Society. During the years he was an active member of the First Baptist Church and Dogwood Hills Baptist Church, East Point, GA; Vineville Baptist Church, Macon, GA; and Woodmont Baptist Church and Forest Hills Baptist Church, Nashville, TN, and was a member of the Good News Sunday School Class. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Forest Hills Baptist Church, designated in Memory of Len Earl Rosser “Acts of Service”, at 2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee, 37215.



  • Visitation Monday, September 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 10, 2013

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John Harper

September 11, 2013

Laura, just to let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
God will provide you with the strength to carry you through these difficult days.

John Harper

September 10, 2013

So sorry to hear of the death of another one of our Class of '47 classmates.
My sympathy goes out to his entire family. Gloria (Head) Wilson (Daytona Bch, FL)

Hugh Crawford

September 9, 2013

To all the Rosser Family, our sincere condolences to you in this time of mourning, if you are mourning. I suspect this may be more of a celebration of Earl's life? What a legacy he's left to this world ! Wish I could have been part of that group pictured with him,--we were in classes together, but my family was so poor, I had to get a job,--missed out on social life/friends,--but, such is life for some. Always liked Earl,--he was a prince of a fellow!
You all were/are a truly Blessed Family! Best wishes & regards to all.
Hugh Crawford, RHS Class of '47

Judy Sherron (White & Reasor)

September 9, 2013

Laura, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your girls.

Jean Ann Sewell Hartley

September 8, 2013

Dear Laura,
Your classmates from The Russell High School Class of 1948, extend to you and your family our heartfelt sympathy in this time of great sorrow.

Many of us knew Earl for seventy plus years and have pleasant memories of good times shared. We watched the video with interest, recalling many faces and places, the hours spent on the tennis courts at East Point Swimming Pool, the Hockey Games in College Park and yes, your wedding at First Baptist Church, East Point, just to name a few.

Earl was a fine and gentle man, he'll long be remembered for his ready smile and kind words. He will be missed by many.

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you now and as you face the lonely days ahead.


Bill McKibben, Pres. RHS Class of 1948
Jean Ann Sewell Hartley

Duluth Family

September 8, 2013

Our condolences to the Rosser family. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort,sustain you in your time of need through prayer,the comfort of friends,and his Word,the Bible. - Romans 15:5

September 8, 2013

With deepest sympathy to the Rosser family during your time of grief...God is for you a refuge and strength, A help that is there to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead...(Psalm 62:8).