Nathaniel Rosser "Nate" , 84, of Huber Heights, Ohio passed away peacefully on Friday, January 10th, at Grandview Hospital. He was born on April 12, 1935 to James and Viola Rosser in Stirrat, WV. He was educated in the Aracoma, West Virginia public schools and attended El Paso Community College and Central State University. Nate enlisted in the United States Army and retired with 20 years of service. During his military service, he served proudly as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, 101st Airborne Division, 187th Airborne Division, 2nd Armored Cavalry Division, and the 3rd Army Old Guard Unit. As a member of the Old Guard, which is the Army’s elite memorial team, he stood guard at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy. His duty stations included Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft Campbell, KY; Ft Dix, NJ; Ft Jackson, SC; Ft Sam Houston, TX; the Presidio of San Francisco; Ft Monmouth, NJ and Ft Huachuca, AZ. His overseas duty stations included Japan, Germany and Vietnam. His army career began as an infantry soldier and concluded as a computer programmer. When his military career ended, he worked as a civilian computer programmer for the Army and retired as a system analyst for the Air Force at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
Nate was a member of the C.D. Dewberry Masonic Lodge. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Aswan Temple and Kadeshia Temple Shrine and honorary Past Potentate of the Imperial Council of the Ancient, Free and Acceptant Masons. He was a member of Greater Allen AME Church for more than 40 years. Nate was a member of the Trustee board and served as Pro-Tem of the Board for 4 years. He remained on the Trustee Board and was also a member of the Usher Board and Sons of Allen. He enjoyed working in the church yard and maintaining the interior and exterior of the church. The newly built parking garage was dedicated in honor of him and his best friend, Elie Green.
Nate is survived by his wife Barbara and 3 adult children, Ronald L. Rosser, Deborah (Marvin) Brown and Natalie Cole Turner(Brian), He was the world’s greatest grandfather to Erika (Darryl) Scipio, Brandy(Thomas) Pickens, Marqus (Amanda) Cole, Marvin (April) Brown, Monika (Steve) Spurley, Britney Rosser, Steven Timothy Cole (Lindsay), Ashlee Cole and Ronald Brandon Rosser. He was privileged to enjoy 13 great grandchildren, Brooklyn Rosser who was the joy of his life, Ava and Isabella Cole, Anthony, Xavier and Major Cole, Shiloh and Salem Spurley, Bijoux and Toussaint Scipio, Brielle, Thomas and Thein Pickens.
He is also survived by his sisters, Annette Holiday and Shirley Arnold; brothers, Ernest (Sherry) Rosser and Willie Rosser and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Robert, James, Marvin and Gregory and a sister, Jeanette.
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