Rollin L. Thomas
Rollin Lee Thomas, 80, of Springfield, died at 3:28 pm, Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born July 21, 1939 in Peoria to Douglas and Rosalie Keefer Thomas. He married Connie L. Bailey on May 25, 1966 and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2015.
Survivors include two daughters, LeAnn (Jon-Eric) Fujimoto of Normal and Melissa Hernandez of Springfield; six grandchildren, Jessica Fujimoto of Bluffton, SC, Doug Fujimoto of Milwaukee, WI, Josh Fujimoto of Normal, Alison (Tyler) Pham of Springfield, Rosa (Nicholas) Schrock of Springfield and Emily Hernandez of Springfield; four great grandchildren with one on the way, Brooke, Rowan and Lucille Pham, and Vincent Schrock; one sister, Shirlee (Don) Clark of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Velma Bailey of Springfield; one nephew, Michael Clark of Thomasboro, IL and one niece, Karen Clark of Chatham.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and one brother-in-law, Don Bailey.
Rollin grew up in Bath and has resided in Springfield for thirty-eight years. He was a US Air Force and Illinois Air National Guard Veteran and a member of Real Life Church.
He was a member of the NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He retired from the Illinois Air National Guard where he served for twenty-four years as a Weapons Mechanic and was in charge of the gun shop. After retirement, he owned Distinctive Curbing for six years and worked part-time at Staab Funeral Home for thirteen years.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, August 30, 2019 at Real Life Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Real Live Church with Pastor Clint Cook officiating.
Graveside Service: 10 am, September 2, 2019 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Military Honors will be conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Church.