Jesse Homer Rollins Sr., 78, formerly of Larwill, Ind., died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City, Ind., where he had been a resident since 2011.
He was born June 17, 1934, in Churubusco, Ind., to Jesse B. and Maude (Owine) Rollins.
He married Julia Marie Bohnstedt Watkins. Mrs. Rollins preceded him in death.
He is survived by three children: Carolina Blair, Columbia City, Ind.; Jesse Rollins Jr., Alabama; Donald Rollins, New Castle, Ind.; three step-children: Gerald Richard Watkins, Columbia City; Rose Ann Born, Michigan; Timothy Treesh, Columbia City; two brothers: Roger Rollins, Warsaw, Ind.; and Kenneth Rollins, Fort Wayne, Ind.; five sisters: Nancy Strickland, Fort Wayne; Vivian Ingram, Arizona; Maryann Plummer, Warsaw; Karen Rollins, Fort Wayne; and Irene Flick, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his wife and a step-son: Vernon Watkins.
Visitation will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. The funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the final expense account at Smith & Sons Funeral Home.