Richard Gary Rossey

Richard Gary Rossey

May 27, 1944 - November 8, 2011

Richard Gary Rossey

May 27, 1944 - November 8, 2011


Mr. Richard Gary Rossey, 67, a resident of Murfreesboro, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at his residence surrounded by his family. Mr. Rossey was born May 27, 1944 in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania to Richard Ellsworth Rossey and Frances Mildred Pence Rossey. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy. In 1966, he married the love of his life, Kathleen Gleason Rossey, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. They were able to share 45 years of their lives together, along with their children and grandchildren. Mr. Rossey later retired from his position as a deputy warden in Louisiana, so that he and his wife could move closer to their children. Kathleen spoke in his memory sharing that, “We were so grateful that going to dinner with our children didn’t involve luggage.” The family will celebrate the life of Mr. Rossey Friday, November 11, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. at the Leanna Church of Christ in Murfreesboro with Kevin Dye officiating. They wish to share memories of their loved one, during the visitation Friday evening from 4:00-7:00 P.M. before the service. In addition to his wife, he leaves behind two children to share his legacy, Richard James Rossey and Candy Smathers of Murfreesboro, and Lisa Marie Rossey and Tammy Ratliff of Johnson City, TN; his grandchildren: Sara Caitlyn Sunday and Zachary Gary Rossey; a niece: Carol Nelson; cousins: Lynn Rossey, Bonnie Switoyus, and Patricia Emerick. Condolences may be sent to the family at

No Events & Services

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

9 responses to Richard Gary Rossey

  1. Dawn Hyrczyk says:

    So sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great man in a great family. I will remember him fondly. Lots of love to the entire Rossey family…

  2. Our prayers are with you all at this time. Cherish the memories and Love. God Bless!

  3. Sitting here in the wee hours of the morning my thoughts and prayers go out to you all, Kathy, Jimmy and Lisa my Scottdale Showtime Theatre friends. My first memory of Gary is his portrayal of Thom Scott’s “twin”?! brother in the infamous “Bone Chiller”. Although I hated the show I loved his performance and enjoyed watching him grow into the accomplished actor who always made me laugh and sometimes made me cry on stage and off. Gary was a dear man who cared deeply about the things he believed in. I especially admired the devotion and love he had for his family. I like to think that Gary, Ira and Kenny Woodward are together again performing in front of a hysterical crowd of angels. May the love of God and our Savior along with the help of caring friends and family be with you and strengthen you at this sad time. All my love, Laurie

  4. My sincere condolences to the entire family. He was a gentle and kind soul; he may be gone but he will never be forgotten. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts.

  5. In my memory he’ll always be my little boy.

Leave A Condolence

Choose a Candle