Marvin Odell Rose, 93, of Crossville, passed away March 26, 2014. Funeral services were held March 29 at First United Methodist Church in Crossville, with Bro. Jerry Mayo and Bro. John Perdue officiating. Interment with military honors followed at Green Acres Memory Gardens. Visitation was held prior to the service, with services by the American Legion, as well as the Cumberland Shrine Club. He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in White County. A well-known, long-time resident of Crossville, Mr. Rose received his early education in the Cumberland County school system, graduating from Cumberland County High School in 1940. His college education at Tennessee Technological University was interrupted by World War II and, as a member of the class of 1944, was later made a member of the Golden Eagles there. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and, after basic training, he was selected to attend and graduated from the Army Air Force Technical Training School in electrical engineering at Chanute field, IL. He was then sent to the mountains in Utah for overseas training and was sent to the South Pacific with General MacArthur’s forces where he served in the 475th Fighter Group, 5th Air Force, starting in Australia and spending several months in New Guinea, New Britian, Biak and the Shoutan Islands, landing with General MacArthur’s forces in October 1944 to recaputre the Philippine Islands.

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