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Veteran DOM Larry Rose dies of brain aneurysm at 59


FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)–Larry Rose, an authority on church growth and a veteran director of associational missions, died July 16 after suffering a ruptured brain aneurysm. He was 59.
Rose had been director of missions for Tarrant Baptist Association in Fort Worth, Texas, since 1990. Previously, he was associate director of metropolitan missions for the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board and executive director of the Center for Urban Church Studies.
He also was the 1996-97 president of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Directors of Missions.
“Larry Rose had a vision as well as a passion for associational work that was unique,” said Charles Nunn, administrator/treasurer of the conference. “He envisioned a national organization that would be a pacesetter in terms of training and mission ministry.” Rose had chaired a committee that drafted a new constitution and bylaws which will be guide the conference into the new century, Nunn said.
Rose earlier in his career was director of missions for Waco and Bowie Baptist associations in Texas and pastor of churches in Carthage, Pickton and Texarkana, Texas.
He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and East Texas Baptist University in Marshall
He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Fort Worth; daughters, Laurie Goodman of Dallas and Leslie Rose and Lynda Baltz of San Francisco; his father, W.W. Rose of Carthage, Texas; and three brothers.