Artes Lee "Pap" Rose WINSTON-SALEM "Pap", which is the name he preferred, died peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital in Winston-Salem. Pap was born in Davie County, Feb. 18, 1932, to Willie Vale and Willie Turner Rose. He was educated in the Davie County School System, and later in life he received numerous certifications. His true passion was vintage cars, especially 1950's and 60's Chevrolets, and he owned some beauties. In his twenties, Pap played baseball for the Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church team in Harmony, and at one time, was considered the best pitcher in the league. He retired after working for 20 years with Continental Can Company in Winston-Salem. Unable to remain completely retired, Pap started a successful car care product business that kept him very busy. Brother Pap was a lifelong member of Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church, where he attended faithfully until he became too ill. Besides being a member, he served as a Church Trustee, and he was the great-grandson of one of the Church's founders, Bishop John Burgess Turner, for which the annex of the church is named. In addition to his parents, Pap was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy; seven siblings, Kopelia "Dube" Rose Frost, Elmore "Cap" Rose, Thomas Rose, Martin L. "Tub" Rose, Stella "Pete" Rose Ramseur, William C. Rose and Lottie "Tip" Rose Carson. Left to cherish his memory are his sons, Sam (Thom) Rose and Mike Rose; grandchildren, Artez (Benita) Rose and Phylicia (Marq) Rose Barr; great-grandsons, Mekhi, Mason and Myles Barr; and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins; his church family and many friends. A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Piney Grove A.M.E. Zion Church in Harmony. The Rev. John Phifer will officiate. Interment will be held private. Condolences may be sent to www.salemfh.com.
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