James Rick Rose Oct. 1, 1961 ~ Oct. 16, 2012

James Rick Rose, 51 of Fayetteville died Tuesday, October 16, 2012. He was born October 1, 1961 in Fayetteville to James Kenneth and Sally Kay Rose. Survivors include his parents of Fayetteville; son, James Logan Rose of Bentonville; sister, Kathy Mastalerz and husband Steven of Fayetteville; nephew, Justin Parker, wife Valerie and son Jordon of San Francisco Bay, CA; niece, Haley Parker and her husband Mike Ellis of Cave Springs and several other family members and friends. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Monday, October 22, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM with Kenneth Bailey officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens.


Memorial may be made to the :

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758517
Topeka, Kansas 66675

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    Name » 17. Oct, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayer are with you through this time. We are very sorry for your loss Rick was a great person. I am very glad I got the chance to meet him and be part of his family.

    Christina and Michael ( Topher) Peak

    ANNA RISSELL » 20. Oct, 2012


    Carl Meloche » 20. Oct, 2012

    Sorry for your lose , Can not get there in time , Carl Meloche

    Name » 20. Oct, 2012

    Our thoughts and prayers to your family. We attended school with Rick at Fayetteville. In friendship & love, Cathy & Tim Byrd

    Kathy Mastalerz » 22. Oct, 2012

    Thank you Kathy and Tim; He was such a sweet and loving person with such a big heart, he literally loved everyone. So sad that he felt no way out but to take his own life. We will all miss him terribly!

    Love Kathy and Family

    Ashley Hall » 20. Oct, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my prayers. I hadn’t seen or talked to Rick in years until last November. He called me when he heard about my Dad not doing well, my dad was Gary Cramer. I have several good memories with Rick and your family. You all always made us feel like family during the holidays. Thank you and I will be thinking about you all. Just think him and dad are reunited now.

    Anonymous » 27. Oct, 2012


    My condolences to you on the loss of your father. Gary was a special person.

    God Bless you and your family.

    Kathy Mastalerz » 30. Oct, 2012

    Ashely, your Dad and Rick were such good friends, ironic that we lost them both a year apart. I know their reunited in heaven and are sharing the good times they had together here on earth. I miss Rick so much but am comforted by the fact that he is in heaven with those he loved and who have gone before him. They were both wonderful men. God bless you and call me anytime if you want to talk …479-502-0815

    Wanda Carr » 20. Oct, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. and I will be praying for the family. Love Wanda Carr

    Joseph Kilgore » 20. Oct, 2012

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Rick from the 8th grade forward. He was a wonderful person. My sadness is with you. We will be praying for your family. Joseph

    Emma (Jeannie) Johnson » 21. Oct, 2012

    I am sorry for your lose. Rick was a nice person. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    Gladys & Warren Hargis » 21. Oct, 2012

    Kathy, Steven, & Mr. & Mrs Rose, I am truly sorry for your loss, all lives of our children are precious. As a witness to heaven, I can honestly say, he will be taken by the angels to heaven to be with Jesus, and he will love it there. May God be with you through this loss of your son, brother & friend.

    Name » 22. Oct, 2012

    Thank you Ms. Gladys;

    Rick had a wonderful loving and giving heart, he just got beat down by life and he was in such bad health he just couldn’t handle the pain and what his illness was putting his family through.
    We will miss him so much and I hope God will have mercy on him and welcome him into heaven and that I have the chance to see him when I get there myself.

    Love and God Bless you and Warren

    Jerry Hamm » 22. Oct, 2012

    I went to school with Rick. He was one of the first for me to make friends with when I came to fayetteville in the 4th grade. I am proud to have known him.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Gary and Sharon Kelly Rakes » 22. Oct, 2012

    Sally, Kenneth and family , I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers today and I pray that the Lord will give you comfort. Please know that it was our honor to have known Rick and he was a fine person. God Bless and comfort you.

    david combs » 22. Oct, 2012

    sorry for your loss , we will all miss him

    Marsha Ferguson Marley » 22. Oct, 2012

    I am so glad that I was able to attend the service today. While I had not seen Rick in so many years I got a wonderful insight to the man that he became through the words of his son, Logan, and nephew Justin. I was very very impressed by these two young men and the stories they told of their relationship with their father and uncle. They did a wonderful job. My heart goes out to the family at this time. I know how much you are hurting. I feel fortunate to have known Rick years ago and I have lots of memories. I would have loved to have visited with him later in life. Keep those memories close. I love this quote from Winnie the Pooh “If there ever comes a time when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart I’ll. Stay there forever”

    Kathy Mastalerz » 23. Oct, 2012

    Thanks Marsha;

    You were his first love and we have always though a lot of you and your whole family, Chad and I have come full circle with similar tragic losses in our lives and he has helped me so much in the past few days in dealing with this. We miss Rick so much, right now it’s unbearable but time will heal and we will be able to focus on the happier times we had with him.

    God Bless you and thank you for taking the time to come and pay your respects. We love you.

    Hayley Parker Ellis » 27. Oct, 2012

    Thank you to everyone who has posted condolences here on this page.
    The love and support you have given our family through this tragedy is the difference between sorrow and comfort. We appreciate each one of you. <3

    Steve Bond » 03. Nov, 2012

    I just found out today. I am so sorry for your loss. Knew Rick from 5th grade on and enjoyed his friendship. We even got to be “patrol boys” together in big tough 6th grade! My prayers are with you, his family.

    Mark McMurtrey » 08. Nov, 2012

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I probably have not seen Rick in over 20 years, but remember him to be a kind, considerate, and fine person. I am proud to have known him and grown up in Fayetteville and attended school with him. He will certainly be missed.