Raymond Rollins

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Raymond Rollins, 60, of Goodfield, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 29 at home after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Born December 13, 1954, in Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, Ray was a son of Lyndel Rollins and the late Lynda Batie. He was raised in Harlingen, Texas, and graduated from Harlingen High School with the class of 1974. During his childhood, Ray was especially close to his Grandmother Lily Rollins, and his Uncle Robert and Aunt Edith Hamilton. Their loving kindness was a large influence in Ray's early life, which stayed with him for the rest of his days. On July 10, 2009, Ray married Virginia Fisher in Pearland, Texas, where they resided until 2014, when they moved to Goodfield. Ray retired from the U.S. Navy in January 2000, after honorably serving for 22 years. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor from 2000 until his illness. Ray loved to fish, especially taking weekend fishing trips to Galveston. Ray loved the Lord, and enjoyed singing in his church choir. He shared his barbecuing skills with friends and family, and often cooked for friendly gatherings. He also enjoyed attending and watching drag racing. Survivors include his father; his wife Ginny Rollins; two daughters: Margaret (Matt) Musolf of Volo, Illinois and Kim "Kimm-o" Rollins of Round Lake, Illinois; a step-daughter Julie (Adam) Ladendorf of Goodfield, Illinois, and a step-son Eric (Sarah) Fisher of Morris, Illinois. Six grandchildren: Blake Sanders of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Amber and Courtney Sanders of Goodfield, Illinois, Molly Fisher of Morris, Illinois; and Danielle and Mason Ladendorf of Eureka, Illinois. Three brothers: Kevin Rollins of Burnesville, Minnesota, Eddie (Maria) Rollins of College Station, Texas, and James Rollins of Harlingen, Texas. Two sisters: Karen Rollins of Donna, Texas, and Kathy (Terry) Polvado of Westlaco, Texas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ray was preceded in death by his mother. Cremation rites have been accorded and a Memorial Service is Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church in Conroe, Texas. Pastor Dan Schiel is officiating. Per Ray's wishes, his ashes will be buried at sea by the family at a later date. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts to the family for their distribution.


Published on yourconroenews.com from May 5 to May 18, 2015
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