Published: 11/15/2021

Duane Griffin Rost, age 101 of Pulaski, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski.

Mr. Rost was born September 4, 1920 in Macomb, Illinois to the late Roscoe L. Rost and Lucile Griffin Rost. He was a founding member of East Hill Church of Christ where he was an elder for 27 years and a song leader for 42 years.  He also served as a Sunday School Teacher. Mr. Rost was the owner of Rost Jewelry Store that was established in 1928.  He was a World War II veteran. He served as a Sergeant in the Army Air Corp. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 65 years, Mary Elise Abernathy Rost, and brothers Don and Rowe Rost.

Visitation will be Friday, November 19, 2021 from 4 until 8 p.m. at East Hill Church of Christ. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, November 20, 2021 at East Hill Church of Christ with burial to follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to CW Hart Scholarship Fund at Memphis School of Preaching 3950 Forest Hill Irene Rd. Memphis, TN 38123, East Hill Church of Christ 509 E. Madison St. Pulaski, TN 38478, and/or Giles County Public Library 122 South 2nd St. Pulaski, TN 38478.

Survivors include his sons Gregory Rost and wife Judy of Pulaski, Keith Rost and wife Theresa Gregory of Lawrenceburg, and Ray Rost of Pulaski, daughter Jan Rost of Pulaski, grandchildren Tarra Callahan and husband Len, Brent Rost, Logan Rost, Jacob Langley, Melissa Schwab and Raina Langley, great-grandchildren Peyton and Mia Callahan, Parker and Allie Rost, and his very special canine companion, Hot Shot.

Carr & Erwin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.