Maurice Lay Distributors has paid tribute to Rod Rose, one of its longest standing employees, following his sudden death on December 15 2016. Rod, aged 71, joined Maurice Lay Distributors on February 4 1980 as transport manager.
During the 36 years Rod spent with Maurice Lay Distributors, his duties varied and in 1995 he became an HGV driver. Rod, pictured centre, chose to work beyond retirement age and remained a key driver within the company until his death. His funeral took place on January 19 2017.
Rod was a popular and valued member of the team at Maurice Lay Distributors. Outside of work he was a keen gardener who loved to travel and recount tales from his numerous trips to colleagues. Rod lost his wife Pam several years ago and is survived by his three daughters Caroline, Julie and Paula and two granddaughters.
Maurice Lay Distributors will be making a donation to the doctors surgery where Rod and his family received tremendous care and support in his memory. Chairman Maurice Lay said: “Rod was a much-loved member of the team who dedicated most of his career to Maurice Lay Distributors. He will be greatly missed by all his many friends and colleagues.”