Robert “Bob” Rollison, age 73, of Laclede passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a two-year battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Meadville in Meadville with Pastor Cory Majors officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will follow at the Purdin cemetery.
Memorials to the First Baptist Church of Meadville or the Pershing Days Committee may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Missouri 64628.
Robert Bruce, son of Milton William and Velma Korene (Smith) Rollison, was born July 12, 1949, in Rochester, Minnesota. On August 12, 1972, he married Donna DeVore.
He attended school at Liberty High School in Browning, Missouri. He served in Vietnam from 1969-1970 where he earned a Bronze Star. Bob trained Army Rangers at Fort Benning, Georgia. He was assigned as an Aggressor. After returning, he bought his own farm and raised cattle and hogs. He worked at the University Farm in Linneus, Missouri. In 1984, Bob joined the United States Air Force at Rosecrans Air National Guard in St. Joseph, Missouri. He retired from the Air Force on a medical discharge. He began working part time for Jeff Littrell Trucking and Smith Motor.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of the home; three children, Robert Rollison and wife, Regeana of Altamont, Missouri, Sherry Boles and husband, Thomas of Etoile, Kentucky and Timothy Rollison and wife, Cadie of Brookfield; ten grandchildren, Michael Lamp and fiancee, Cassie Werle and son, Paxton, Krissy Reed and husband, Keagon, Byron Rollison, Remi Rollison, Madaline Boles, Miley Boles, Halie Rollison, Trevor Bodine, Karson Rollison, and Abby Rollison; two great-grandchildren, Callie Mae Rollison and Lincoln Reed; two brothers, John Rollison and wife, Cheryl and Dick Rollison and wife, Eva; one sister, Susie Savor; five sisters-in-law, Margie Rollison, Patty Rollison-Sell, Bonnie, Head, Debbie Knifong and husband, Dyle, and Kathy Mundell; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Tom Rollison and Russ Rollison; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vernon and Martha DeVore; two brothers-in-law, Gary Head and Tony Mundell, and one niece, Sharese Tollerton.
Bob was a hard worker, great provider, loving husband, father, and grandfather.
Meadville First Baptist Church
101 South Macon St., Meadville MO 64628
Pershing Days Committee