Michael Houston Rose, 28, of Morehead, KY, formerly of Florence, KY, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Clark County Medical Center in Winchester, KY. Born on April 27, 1994, in Harrison County, KY, he was the son of Amber Thompson Rose and the late James David Rose. A 2012 Pendleton High School graduate, Michael pursued International Affairs at Western Kentucky University, studying in X’an, Shaanxi, China. He later transferred to Northern Kentucky University, taking Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic simultaneously and earning his bachelor’s degree in International Affairs.

Michael enjoyed tutoring high school students for the ACT and SAT. He was a renaissance man, with incredible talent as an artist, sculptor and vocalist, and he had a brilliant mind. He received a state award for winning a contest sponsored by the Kentucky Horse Park, where he painted a sculpted horse.Formerly, Michael worked as a sales representative for Citibank in Florence, KY.

Surviving to cherish his memory are his mother, Amber Thompson Rose of Florence, KY; his aunts: Lisa (Philip) Kapusta of Fredericksburg, VA, and Debbie Hudson of Morehead, KY; his grandparents: Kathy and Rick Redmond of Florence, KY, and Marsha Thompson of Alexandria, KY; his great grandmother, Shirley Houston of LaBelle, FL; and a host of extended family and friends.

In addition to his father, Michael is predeceased by three grandparents: Gary Thompson, Jimmy and JoAnn Rose.

A Celebration of Life for Michael Rose was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Plum Creek Christian Church, 961 Nagel Road, Butler, KY 41006 with executive minister Jared Perkins officiating. Family and friends were invited to gather from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday preceding the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to Stoner Creek Behavioral Health, 9 Linville Drive, Paris, KY 40361. Woodhead Funeral Home, Falmouth, is taking care of the family.


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