William H. Rose, A 10-year resident of Alabama (Anniston and Daphne), died Friday, April 13 at home.

He was born April 13, 1913 and raised in Wolfe County, Ky.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was wounded in action in the North African Invasion. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was medically retired from the Navy as a Chief Petty Officer and subsequently worked for the federal government as an electrician, retiring a second time in 1972 from the Norfolk, Va., Naval Air Station.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, David and Maude Rose Sr., brothers Everett, Eugene and David Rose Jr., sisters Elsie and Thelma Rose, Dorothea Mann, Mary Durbin and Betty Longtin, and grandson, Alan Daily.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Virginia; daughter, Paula (Douglas) Daily, three grandchildren, Alison, William and John (Amanda) Daily; two great-grandchildren, Jessica and Sean Daily; two sisters Mattie Graham and Josephine Hollon; brother, Charles Rose; a host of nieces and nephews, including Joanne (Sherman) Andrews and Jack Durbin.

Private graveside services for the family will be held Friday, April 20 at Jubilee Memorial Gardens cemetery.

The family requests memorial donations be made to Mercy Medical hospice service, c/o Mercy Medical Development Office, P.O. Box 1090, Daphne, AL 36526.

Arrangements are by Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., Daphne.