Rolland H. "Rollie" Beale age 84 of Toledo passed away Monday, February 17, 2014 in The Toledo Hospital. He was born January 16, 1930 in Toledo to Harold and June (Eberhardt) Beale. He was an employee of the Detroit Toledo Shoreline Railroad now the Canadian National Railroad for 44 years, retiring in 1992. He was better known for his racing career, which began in 1950 winning hundreds of races. The highlights of his career include the 1973 USAC National Sprint Car Championship and an inductee of six different racing Halls of Fame including the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame. He also set numerous track records at various tracks during his career. After his retirement from racing, his passions moved to fishing and classic car restorations.
Rollie was preceded in death by his parents; sister, "Bootsie" Sweeney, and brother, Al Beale. Surviving is his wife, Anna Mae; sons, Gary (Mary Jo), Rick, Tim (Patti) and Ron Beale; daughters, Bonnie (Joe) Scorziell and Barb (Larry) Meyers; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and sister, Esther Poulin.
Friends may visit the family on Friday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. in the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 Sylvania Ave. (west of Corey) where funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be private. The family suggests memorials to National Sprint Cup Hall of Fame and Museum 1 Sprint Capital Place Knoxville, Iowa 50138 or Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 River Rd., Perrysburg, Ohio 43551. Condolences may be sent to the family at
Walker Funeral Home
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
Published in Toledo Blade from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2014