William Stuart Rosson, 87, native of Frankfort, died Thursday at his home in Danville.
Born March 2, 1925 to the late Ruby Burge Rosson and Joseph Rosson, he is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anne Williams Rosson, two daughters, Nancy Rosson Herndon of Lexington and Susan Rosson Goggin (John) of Danville, and three grandchildren, William Ezekiel Goggin of Chicago, Elizabeth Anne Grenko (Michael) of Fairfield, Ohio, and Katie Goggin Banks (Andy) of Richmond.
Mr. Rosson was a graduate of Frankfort High School and attended the University of Kentucky after completing service in the Army Air Corps during WWII as a pilot and was chosen to be a flight instructor. He was a disabled veteran and served as a Little League Baseball Coach and Junior Achievement volunteer. Bill loved his family, friends and playing golf, was an amazing cook and shared his wonderful sense of humor with those fortunate to be part of his life. He retired from National Distillers in 1988.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margaret Rosson Yount (Robert) and grandparents Onie and Andrew Burge and Mattie and William Stanton Rosson. His grandfather, William, was mayor of Frankfort from 1917-1920 and operated a lumber mill on the Kentucky River.
Visitation will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012 and service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at Rogers Funeral Home in Frankfort.
Honorary bearers will be Robin Caney, Floyd Gardner, Irvine Gershman and Elmer T. Lee.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Wounded Warrior Project or Danville Boyle County Humane Society.