Funeral services for Jim Rolin, 74, of Purcell were held Friday, October 4, 2019 at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home. Interment was at the Lexington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Rolin passed away Tuesday, October 1, 2019.
Jimmy Darrell Rolin was born May 9, 1945 in Purcell, the fifth of nine children born to Clarence Douglas Rolin and Ila Mae (Cypert) Rolin. He was raised in Purcell and attended Purcell schools, graduating with the Class of 1964.
Jim joined the United States Navy. He was a Sailor on the USS Yorktown and served his country proudly during Vietnam. Jim returned back home to Purcell, Oklahoma.
By chance, he noticed a young lady at the swimming pool. He decided to throw her in, only so he could rescue her, and she was less than impressed with his efforts. But Jim pursued this young lady for the next six months, and his persistence finally paid off.
On January 14, 1972, Jim married Sharon Sue Embry, his one and only love. They made their home East of Lexington where together they raised four children, daughters, Connie, Gretchen and Katie, and son, Justin.
Jim worked as a Game Warden for many years, and served Central Oklahoma, retiring in 2007. Jim was a man’s man, and a true outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting, and for the last 30 years, he made yearly trips to Cebolla, New Mexico, hunting with family and close friends. Jim and Sherry also enjoyed camping and riding mules in the Pecos Wilderness Area in New Mexico.
Jim was a Purcell Dragon through and through, and an avid supporter of Dragon Football. He was a good friend and looked forward to coffee with the “Broken Hip Club” at McDonald’s. Jim cherished Sherry and his family and especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed!
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ila Mae Rolin and infant sister, Rosie Rolin.
Jim is survived by his one and only, Sherry Rolin; daughters, Connie Bryan and husband, Jeremy, of Norman, Gretchen Ramon and Aaron of Bend, Ore., and Katie Loux and husband, Jamey, of Purcell; son, Justin Rolin and wife, Amber, of Battle Creek, Mich.; sisters, June Murray of Wayne, Wilma Fielder of Purcell and Alyce Julian and husband, Tony, of Purcell; brothers, Doug Rolin and wife, Laverne, of Purcell, Bill Rolin and wife, Lora, of Purcell, Jerry Rolin of Byars and Randy Rolin and wife, Jana, of Purcell; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Skye, Sage, Felix, Liliana, Benjamin, Reagan, Carson and Vada; several nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.