Former county administrator dead at 50

Former county administrator dead at 50

By Debbie Hall Tom Rose, a former Patrick County Administrator, died Friday, June 18, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. While his death is a shock to many, former co-workers and friends say he will not be forgotten. “Tom could combine being a friend and being a manager. He had that unique quality,” said Jason Brown, building official with the Patrick County Building Inspection Department. “He could make you feel like a friend and when he needed to be a manager, he could be that too.” Rose began his tenure with the county in 2007 as economic development director....

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