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Passing of Rossie L. Blue, Jr., owner/operator of Blue’s Barber Service


Rossie L. Blue, Jr., 78, of Dayton, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2022, at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Blue was the owner/operator of Blue’s Barber Service for over 50 years. He was a well-respected businessman who provided high quality service to many in the community and beyond. He enjoyed sports and was an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan.


Rossie was born on November 23, 1943, in Clarkton, NC, to the late Rev. Rossie L. (Sr.) and Annie M. Blue. He is also pre-deceased by his son, Dexter L. Blue; brother, Edward F. Blue; and sister, Mary L. Carter.


He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Tabitha Lewis Blue; his devoted daughter, Charmayne Blue Marvin (Craig); two sisters, Katrina Blue Robinson (Raymond), and Gloria A. Blue; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many loving family members and friends.


His Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Christian Life Center, 3489 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Family will receive visitors at 12:00 p.m. Service at 1:00 p.m. A military honors ceremony burial will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Dayton National Cemetery.

Professional services entrusted to House of Wheat Funeral Home, Inc., Dayton, Ohio.

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