DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
William Ernest Rome
William Ernest Rome, 81, of Kings Mountain, NC, passed away on December 15, 2020 at Testa family Hospice House in Kings Mountain, NC. He was born in Rutherford County, NC, the only son of the late Taylor and Alliesue Hoppes Rome. Ernest retired from Anvil Knit Wear after more than forty years of service. He loved the Lord with all his heart, and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church, Kings Mountain. Always active, Ernest served on the Patrick Senior Center Advisory Board, the Kings Mountain Hospital Board of Directors, the City of Kings Mountain Zoning Board and was a member of the Kiwanis. Ernest enjoyed raising cattle on his farm, listening to bluegrass music and dancing. He was an avid Kings Mountain Football fan and loved attending the high school games. Ernest never met a stranger and enjoyed making people laugh. He enjoyed having fun and keeping those around him happy. Ernest was a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather. His strength, wisdom and love will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved him.
SURVIVORS: Wife of fifty-eight years: Linda Finger Rome, of the home
Daughter: Kim Rome Brooks and husband Robert, Kings Mountain, NC
Grandson: Sam Gebhardt and fiancee, Hannah Scronce, Morganton, NC
Sisters: Freida Thomas and husband Ronnie, Indian Land, SC and Meredith Scott, Grover, NC
Special Niece: Melinda Pelham, Grover, NC
FUNERAL SERVICE: A private family service will be officiated by Reverend Dr. John Sloan
INTERMENT: Mountain Rest Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church at 605 West King Street, Kings Mountain, NC, 28086 or to Life Enrichment Center at 222 Kings Mountain Blvd., Kings Mountain, NC 28086
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ARRANGEMENTS: HARRIS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
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