July 3, 2014
William B. Rouse, 60, of Fort Plain, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 3, 2014 with his devoted family by his side.
He was born December 10, 1953 in Amsterdam, NY the son of the late Milton W. and Josephine C. (Ott) Rouse and was educated in Fort Plain schools.
His marriage to Bonnie L. Gordon took place on January 8, 1972 at the Fort Plain Lutheran Church.
Billy was last employed for Pennpallet of California at Walmart Distribution Center in Sharon Springs, NY as a fork lift operator.
As a dedicated patriarch of the family, Billy was proud of his children and grandchildren. Billy was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. As a hobby for many years, he enjoyed farming and gardening, something he took much pride in.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Bonnie; four sons, Robert E. Rouse and wife Tammy of Fort Plain, Bradley M. Rouse and wife Sabrina of Fort Plain, Jonathon D. Rouse and wife Amanda of Fort Plain and Christopher L. Rouse and wife Jessica of Herkimer; ten grandchildren, Gabrielle, Ezra, Garrett, Jasmine, Kasidy, Lindsey, Brandon, Brooke, Alexandria, and Adriyanna; three sisters, Diane Rouse of Kentucky, Linda Horning of Fort Plain, and Janet Childs and husband James of Penn Yan, NY; six brothers, Douglas Rouse of Colorado, Daniel F. Rouse and wife Debra of St. Johnsville, Dennis M. Rouse and wife Kathy of Palatine Bridge, James Rouse and wife Lori of Canajoharie, Todd Rouse of Fort Plain and Kevin Rouse of Fort Plain; and several nieces, nephews cousins, and in-laws.
He was pre-deceased by a sister, Susan Fuhs.
Funeral services will be held on Monday July 7, 2014 at 11:00 am from the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY 568-7040, with Reverend Kenneth Dingman, officiating. Burial will follow at Freysbush Cemetery, Town of Minden, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday July 6, 2014 from 5-8 pm.
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