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William L. Rollinger

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William L. Rollinger

William L. Rollinger departed this life on September 24, 2014 at Mountain Home, Arkansas. Graveside Services will be 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Kirby's Tucker Memorial Cemetery with Reverend Seamus Doyle officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246 and the United States Navy Honor Guards. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hospice of the Ozarks.

Mr. Rollinger is survived by his childhood sweetheart and wife of 42 years, Norma Lucille Rollinger. He was preceded in death by his beautiful daughter, Celeste Ann Kinney, leaving no heirs. Also preceding were both parents, William A. and Virginia D. (McMullin) Rollinger. He leaves two sisters: Sherry L. (Rollinger) Smith of Glendora, CA and Gayle L. (Rollinger) Goeders of Portland, OR and their respective families.

Mr. Rollinger was a twenty one year navy veteran with three tours to Viet Nam and a forward deployed tour in Gaum during the Viet Nam War. He retired at the rank of Senior Chief (E8) Sonar Technician. Following his naval career, he attended Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. This was followed by a Master's in Social Work from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He subsequently became a mental heath therapist and substance abuse counselor which he pursued for nearly twenty years before retiring for health reasons.

Mr. Rollinger was a member of the Viet Nam Veterans of America and The Fleet Reserve Association. He was also passionate in his support of the Clan MacMillan Association and had served as convener at the highland games in Charleston, South Carolina and at Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas.

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services. Visit an online obituary and guestbook at www.kirbyandfamily.com.

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Published in Baxter Bulletin from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2014
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