Glyn Rollins, 87, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019, at his home in Windsor surrounded by family.
He was born February 5, 1932, in Ballard County, Kentucky, the son of Lonnie Andrew Rollins and Hallie Elizabeth (Crews) Rollins. On May 9, 1959, in Windsor, Mo., he married Joanne Mary Williams and they were the parents of four children. She preceded him in death on May 24, 2009.
Glyn graduated from Barlow High School where he grew to love sports, especially basketball. He served in the United States Navy for 4 years during the Korean Conflict. He then worked for a time in Detroit, Michigan in the automobile industry. Reenlisting in the United States Air Force, Glyn served 17 years, including service during the Vietnam War. In later years, he was an active bowler and played golf until his health declined recently. He enjoyed live country music and dancing and spent many hours listening to music played by friends at favorite spots including Elk Creek in South Dakota. Never being one to stay in the same place long, Glyn enjoyed living in the various places work and his military career took him. He also enjoyed time spent with his children where they lived.
Survivors include 3 sons, David Rollins of Kansas City, Mo.; Ronald Rollins of Bournemouth, England; and Ricky Rollins (Cindy) of Windsor, Mo.; a daughter, Tracy Christiansen; 7 grandchildren, Seth Rollins (Stephanie), Sarah Rollins, Kira Christiansen, Neeve Rollins, Spencer Quick (Katie), Bailey Rollins, and Riley Rollins; 5 great-grandchildren Owen, Drew, Boston, Quinn, and Bristol; and a sister, Evelyn Ritter of San Leandro, California and her children Jeff Houston, John Houston, Caroline Houston, and Stephanie Findlay. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Nathaniel “Buster” Rollins and his wife Annette; a sister, Emily Carpenter and her husband J.L.
Memorial services will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the American Legion Post #82 Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.