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Marion Porter Brawley Rose of Greenville dies at 80

Marion PorterBrawley RoseLongtime Greenville resident and civic leader, died May 24, according to an obituary from Mackey Funerals and Cremations at Century Drive.

He was 80 years old.

Born March 4, 1942, in Greenville, Rose graduated from Greenville High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of South Carolina, where he was also a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Rose worked in the investment division of Liberty Life for 30 years. During his tenure, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of USC’s Moore School of Business.

In 1997, he left Liberty Life to join Azalea Capital as a partner. He spent the next 10 years in private equity.

Rose was a member of Christ Church where he served as chairman of the Christ Church Endowment Council. He has also served on the boards of the South Carolina Nature Conservancy, Peace Center, Greenville Country Club, and Greenville Downtown Development Corp. He was a member of the Poinsett Club, where he served as president, as well as a member of the Poinsett Investment Club, the Cotillion Club, the Pawleys Island Yacht Club, the St. Andrews Society, Ducks Unlimited and the National Wild Turkey Federation. He was a life member of Delta Waterfowl.

“His zest for life was contagious and he never met a stranger,” Rose’s wife, Ann Rose, said. “Apart from his professional life, he spent a lot of his time outdoors. Whether he was hunting, fishing or just birdwatching, he was a true outdoorsman. He shared this passion for nature with his friends and family.“

Rose is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann; daughters Marion Crawford (William) and Elizabeth McKissick (James); grandchildren Brawley Crawford (Sterling), McKoy Crawford, Marion Caroline “MC” Crawford, Perrin McKissick, Sallie McKissick and Powers McKissick; his sister Patricia “Trish” Rose Gilmore; brothers Bennett Rose (Andie) and Jack Rose (Margaret); and his brother-in-law Tom Roe.

Donations may be made in his memory to Christ Church Episcopal, 10 N. Church St., Greenville, SC 29601; or Ducks Unlimited Memorial Contribution, 1 Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN 38120.