October 2, 1935 - October 26, 2021
Thomas Arlie Rouse North Augusta, SC – Mr. Thomas Arlie Rouse, 86, passed away in the Memory Care Unit at Augusta Gardens on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. He was born October 2, 1935, in Bristol, Virginia to Sophia DeBlasio and Thomas J. Rouse. Tom is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lucille “Lucy” Zak Rouse. They both served in the Vietnam theater of war and were married in Thailand. The military played an important role in Tom’s life and he served his country well as a non-commissioned officer in the Air Force Medical Service Corps from 1952 until 1975. He felt nurtured and fulfilled by his military service and loved the sense of connectedness it provided him. Tom received his bachelor’s degree from Park University in 1978 and his Master’s in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University in 1981. He worked for the Veterans Administration Hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio for several years and served as the Program Coordinator at the Regional Medical Education Center which was affiliated with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. Tom retired in 1997 to a simple and satisfying life that focused on his wife, his friends, his Sheltie dogs, gardening, old cars, NASCAR racing, football and reading. In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by his daughter from a previous marriage, Renee Kuykendall and her husband Clifford; a half-sister, Deborah Richardson; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several relatives in Bristol, Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Thomas Allen Rouse. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the CSRA Humane Society, csra-hs.com. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3 until 5 o’clock. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday morning at 10 o’clock at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Posey Funeral Directors of North Augusta is in charge of arrangements (803)278-1181.
Thomas Arlie Rouse North Augusta, SC – Mr. Thomas Arlie Rouse, 86, passed away in the Memory Care Unit at Augusta Gardens on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. He was born October 2, 1935, in Bristol, Virginia to Sophia DeBlasio and Thomas J.... View Obituary & Service Information
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