Larry K. Rose
Larry K. Rose, 66, passed away August 13, 2018 at his home.
He leaves behind his loving wife Sharon Rose and mother, Betty Mahood. He will be sadly missed.
Larry was a teacher at Park Junior High in Beckley for eighteen years. He also taught at Stratton Junior High for two and a half years. Larry also taught at West Virginia Tech as an adjunct professor.
Larry had a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations. He was a work study student of Dr. John P. David during his studies at WV Tech. He attended Thomas Cooley Law School in Michigan for one year.
Larry organized the Raleigh County American Federation of Teachers and was the first president. He later became the grievance representative in Raleigh County.
Larry organize and chaired the Concerned Citizens to Save Fayette County for ten years, fighting to get the PCB toxic waste cleaned up, as well as healthcare and relocation for citizens. He was also the first chairperson of the labor school.
He was cremated per his wishes and was entrusted to High Lawn Funeral Home to handle his care.
Published on December 4, 2019

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John David
Dec 05, 2019
Larry was a brilliant force in the struggle for social justice. He was an excellent student, outstanding organizer, conscientious teacher, and dedicated leader of the Southern Appalachian Labor School and Concerned Citizens to Save Fayette County.
Marilyn Burgess
Dec 05, 2019
Larry was a great friend to me while I worked at Park. So glad I got to know him. Godspeed