Charles Stapleton “Pete” Rosson
December 20, 1941 – November 6, 2021
Charles Stapleton “Pete” Rosson of Trevilians went to be with his Lord Saturday November 6, 2021 at his family home, Quaker Hill, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The only son of Charlie Lee and Ruth Waddy Rosson was delivered by his namesake longtime Louisa physician, Dr. Stapleton Daniel at Quaker Hill on December 20, 1941. A fourth generation farmer and longtime supporter of agriculture in Louisa County, he was a 1961 graduate of Louisa County High School and attended North Carolina State University before returning to manage the family farm.
A Graveside Service is planned on Sunday November 21 at 2:00pm at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa. In lieu of flowers the family has created a scholarship in Charles’s honor for a graduating senior at Louisa County High School that will be attending college to study agriculture. Please make checks to the Louisa Education Foundation PO Box 130 Mineral, VA 23117 and put Charles Rosson Agriculture Scholarship in the memo line.
He served on numerous agriculture boards including the Farm Service Agency as Board Chairman, The Orange Area Wool Pool, Central Virginia Feeder Calf Association, Louisa Farm Bureau and as a founding member of the Louisa County Agricultural Fair. He was also a lifetime member of the American Aberdeen Angus Association and maintained one of the top herds of registered Angus Cattle in the country twice having one of his herd bulls ranked among the top two Angus bulls in the world. He received the highest honor of the Future Farmers of America, the American Farmer Degree. Charles was a founder of the Louisa County 4-H Livestock Club. Working with young people and promoting farming were two of his passions. He gave incredible and unwavering support to his sons Lee and Charles as they built Quaker Hill Farm into one of the prominent agriculture operations in the country.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Coleman Rosson and 5 sons Ronald Johnson(Dee) of Culpeper, Thomas Johnson of Louisa, Rodney Blake Johnson(Becky) of Salem, Charles A. Rosson(Sherry) of Louisa and Lee Rosson(Joy) of Louisa, four sisters Marian Payne of Louisa, Lillian Spicer(Lewis)of Abingdon, and Charlene Palmer(Robert) of Winchester. In addition Charles had ten grandchildren that were including Coleman, Haley, Charlie, Elizabeth and Ellen Rosson, Amanda, Thomas, Ben and Rachel Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Hello sweet friend, we miss you so! Forever our families have known each other. You and my aunts went to school together, followed by the next 3 generations of our kids doing the same thing. Years and years of our families helping and caring for each other through the good times and the hard times, having fun together, and so many good visits with great conversations. And your infectious laughter, once you got started everyone around you would, too! We, your friends and family, have a lifetime of memories to share with each other…and we will, as we search for a new normal and the peace it will bring to our very sad hearts.
Rest in peace Mr. Rosson. I appreciate all you ever did for my family and me. You always made me laugh. Prayers for your family.
I am so sorry to hear this. He was one of favorite customers at the Coop for many years. Such a joy to talk to and will always remember how he enjoyed a good laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with your family.
Charles was a good man and had a laugh that lit up a room this is a big loss for the friends and family and the Louisa community
A true Louisa gentleman, someone I was honored to call a friend! I will always cherish the times we talked at length about “everything” and solved many of the world’s problems!
This makes us so sad. Charles was a wonderful, generous, kind soul that should have lived another 20 years. We are so glad that we got to know him (and the family) even though we were new comers (by Louisa standards) to the area.
RIP Sir. Love, Rosie and Grosvenor Merle-Smith.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Rosson family during this most difficult and sorrowful time. May God hold you in the comfort of his light and may your heart be filled with peace.
Charlie I am sad to hear that you have passed away. You were the best mail man that we ever had! We could set our watches by your deliveries. Go rest high on that mountain your work here on earth is done. Please join my parents they are waiting for you. Going to miss seeing you around god bless you.
What a lasting heritage Charles Rosson leaves with all of this community—a fine Christian man whose integrety and hard work inspired others. He brought joy and wisdom to all and his family is a tribute to his leadership as a parent, farmer and caring community neighbor. We are grateful for your lasting influence among us, Charles Rosson. Comfort to the Rosson family as you celebrate this life well lived.
We are so sorry for the loss of “Pete” as some knew him by this name. He always bright joy where ever he went. He was a blessing to his family and he will be a great addition in heaven. May your memories of him be happy one.
Grieving the loss of a truly great man. Our deepest condolences to the family. May your memories bring you comfort, and the promise of heaven bring you peace. With love, Jean and Jimmy Blankenship
Condolences to the entire family. Many good memories, especially 4-H club. Peace to you all.
Thoughts and Prayers to the Rosson family during this difficult time sending prayers of comfort
Thoughts and prayers to the whole family. Our condolences for your loss and prayers of comfort.
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed talking to Charles. Love to the family.
May memories comfort you at this difficult time. Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Debbie Konecheck
Your laughter and smile will forever be in my memory, oh how we prayed for a miracle that you would overcome this battle but, God knew best he wanted you home. He said well done my child you have touched many a life and lended a helping hand and touched so many lives. Freedom is yours and pain free forever. Our love and prayers to the family and thank you God for sharing this angel with us.
Betty and Family, I am so sorry you have to go through the loss of your loved one. May we all remember the happiness he brought to so many and the love he had for each of you his family members. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God give you the strength to celebrate this beautiful life
I did not know Mr Rosen just met him at his last birthday. From the turnout at his birthday and the tributes made here it has confirmed to me that this was a man treasured by many and his life was a blessing to all and a life well lived! I pray everyone’s memories and his continued love gets them through this difficult time. Iwill keep his family and friends in my prayers!
There simply isn’t space nor do I have the words the express all the great time we have had over last 45 plus years with Pete and the family . So all I will say is I miss you my Masonic brother and I look to seeing you when I lay down my working tools and join my in the lodge about . Madge and I will get you started in a wonderful laugh so Betty can say my Mommy can join in now ,,,
Sending thoughts and prayers to the family during this difficult time.
Such a long time since I saw Charlie but always remember his smile and sense of humor. Now he no longer has to suffer but has received his perfect healing forever. No more sickness or sorrow! I’ll see you in a few years, Charlie!
Mrs. Rosson and family I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Rosson. I have never met a more loving family than the Rosson’s. Please know you’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
This really saddens me for years I served him and his family dinner at the Crescent Inn he as well as his family was a pleasure you will be miss R.I.P fly high.