First Posted: 5/26/2010
Maurice Daley Rozier, 87, of Lumberton, died May 24, 2010, at Southeastern Regional Medical Center.
A memorial will be 11 a.m. Friday at East Lumberton Baptist Church, the Rev. Norman Wheeler officiating.
Rozier was born Dec. 31, 1922, in Robeson County. He was a member of the 87th Quartermaster Company Golden Acorn Unit attached to Pattons 3rd Army in battles of Metz and the Belgian Bulge. His unit was one of the first to reach the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He opened the first curb service drive-in (T&R) and the first carpet golf Course in Lumberton. Serving delicious food to the public was his lifelong passion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Frank Rozier and Ishma Wade Rozier; three brothers, James Rozier, Howard Rozier and Charles (Dick) Rozier; and a sister, Mary Ruth Rozier Poole.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Adele Bullard Rozier of the home; a son, Wade Rozier of Lumberton; two daughters, Maureen D. Rozier and Susan B. Rozier, both of Lumberton; three grandchildren, Melissa Jones, Molly Kruger, and Carr Rozier; and a great-grandchild, Rachel Jones.
The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the home, 707 Carthage Road, Lumberton, N.C.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Pines Nursing Center, 1000 Wesley Pines Road, Lumberton, N.C., 28358.
To send online condolences visit, www.floydmortuary.net.