Frank Forrest Rouse Jr.

Frank Forrest Rouse Jr., 74, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 30, 2019, at his home in Dayton. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Addison, N.Y., the son of the late Frank Forrest Rouse Sr. and Eleanor Louise Sly Rouse.

Frank lived in Dayton for the past 35 years. He was a carpenter, retired from Bryan College and a paper route carrier.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Diane Wagner Rouse, of Dayton; two sons, Frank (Nancy) Rouse III, of Roxboro, N.C., and John (Tasha) Rouse, of Dayton; two daughters, Robin (Jim) Newby and Jodi (Tim) Wehse, of Dayton; 14 grandchildren; two brothers, John (Cindy) Rouse, of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Barry (Barbie) Rouse, of Schenectady, N.Y.; and three sisters, Phyllis McDonald, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Gail (Pat) Clancy, of Hornell, N.Y., and June (Noah) Denning, of Indianapolis, Ind.

A Celebration of Life service for Frank will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Grace Bible Church in Dayton. The family will receive friends after 2 p.m. at the church.

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The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.

The family asks that memorial contributions be made in Frank Rouse Jr.’s name to the Bible Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 7300, Charlotte, NC 28241.