Virgil Rollins Print

Virgil Odell “Jack” Rollins, 85, of Orlando, FL, passed away on November 9, 2012.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nellie, who he was absolutely devoted to, caring for her through her battle with Alzheimer's disease. He leaves his children Brenda and Ernest Rollins, his son David preceded him in death. He adored his grandchildren Melinda, Rob, James, Sara and Kelly as well as his great grandchildren Caleb, Camille, Chloe, Jayden and Alexis. He and his surviving brother, Ed Rollins, remained very close and would have long conversations about family and football. Jack was born and raised in Newberry, South Carolina. Jack took great pride in his service in the U.S. Navy, serving in WWII and Korea, retiring as a Senior Chief in 1971. Jack is remembered for his open heart, pride in service, love of family and a good laugh.

He will be interred at Fort Jackson National Cemetery with full Military Honors on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be Sunday from 6:00 – 7:30 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home, 1724 Main Street, Newberry, SC. The family suggests donations to Hospice, who helped his last wish of being at home and peaceful at his time of death a reality.

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