Robert Theron Rosson, Sr, 81, of Madison died Friday, April 11, 2014. Funeral services were held April 15 at Madison United Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Genesse and Rev. Linda Rickman officiating. Graveside services followed at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant.

Mr. Rosson was born March 2, 1933, in Durant to the late Robert Eli Rosson, Jr. and Sally Kate Cummins Rosson. He attended Durant High School, Holmes Jr. College and was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Rosson retired as manager of J.C. Penney in Hammond, La. after serving over 36 years with the Penney Co. He managed J.C. Penney stores all over the southeast but most recently in Natchez, Clearwater, Fla. and Hammond, La. He was a member of Madison First United Methodist Church, former member of Ponchatoula United Methodist Church in Ponchatoula, La., and a charter member and president of the Natchez Exchange Club.

He was an avid Ole Miss football fan always believing this would be the year that Ole Miss would beat LSU.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Kathryn Campbell Rosson, of Madison; children, Robert T. Rosson, Jr. (Beth) of Oxford, Chris Campbell Rosson (Carol) of Madison, Terry Land Rosson of Knoxville, and Glenn Cummins Rosson (Lisa) of Mobile; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Madison United Methodist Church.