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 Thomas Allen Rollow Sr.

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Thomas Allen Rollow Sr.

Birth
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Death
26 Jan 2019 (aged 92)
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot
Section 6, Row B, Space 43
Memorial ID
196432495 View Source

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 10:00 am at Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice for Thomas Allen Rollow, 92, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his home in Lafayette.

Visitation will be observed on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 9:00 am until the time of service, at Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice.

Inurnment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

The Reverend Terrell Reed of Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice will officiate.

Originally from El Dorado, Arkansas, Mr. Rollow entered Georgia Tech at the age of 18 and enrolled in Engineering and ROTC. After his first year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Completing Officer’s Candidate School, he was commissioned as an Ensign and saw service aboard the USS Marta PCE842. World War II ended after which he returned to his studies at Georgia Tech where he continued his military service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, achieving the final rank of Commander. Mr. Rollow passed along his legacy of military service to his son, Thomas A. Rollow, Jr., who retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain and his grandson, Thomas A. Rollow, III who is currently serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Maintaining a fulfilling career in the oil business spanning over 30 years, his first job out of college was working for Hunt Brothers Oil Company in land acquisition. Later, he was employed by Lion Oil, Inc. which transferred him from El Dorado to Lafayette where he eventually formed a company with his good friend, Dick Campbell. He completed his career with Camex as a Landman helping to develop oil producing wells.

In earlier years, Mr. Rollow loved to travel with his wife, Mitzie. Their favorite travel destination was The Holy Land of Israel and their vacation refuge for many years was on Captiva Island, FL. They felt very fortunate to have visited many of the places they wanted to experience, but really their favorite place to be was together at home.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mattie (Mitzie) Rollow; a son, Thomas A. Rollow, Jr. and his wife, Paula of Fairfax Station, VA; a daughter, Terry Lynn Dunavant and her husband, Pete of El Paso, TX; a step-daughter, Kay Newsom and her husband, Michael of Sun City Center, FL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.

Dearly loved and admired by all of his children and grandchildren, in his later years, Mr. Rollow truly enjoyed time with his great-grandchildren. He kept a jar of Hershey’s kisses by his recliner which he generously shared with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Allen Rollow and Mettie Duggar Rollow; a half-sister, Helen Tauer, and a step-daughter, Suzette Broussard Maldonado.

Family and friends alike will miss the twinkle in his eye, the kindness in his heart, the great stories he shared and his gentle and quiet spirit.

The family would like to thank his caretaker, Sandra Jean-Baptiste, who came into work each morning joyfully singing. After their morning routine was complete, she and Mr. Rollow would pray together about the concerns of the day. They are also grateful for his faithful sitters, Sandra Davidson and Josie Abington who continue to be a source of comfort and support.

Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Street, 337-981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, February 8, 2019, at 10:00 am at Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice for Thomas Allen Rollow, 92, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at his home in Lafayette.

Visitation will be observed on Friday, February 8, 2019, from 9:00 am until the time of service, at Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice.

Inurnment will follow in Fountain Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette.

The Reverend Terrell Reed of Amana Christian Fellowship Church in Maurice will officiate.

Originally from El Dorado, Arkansas, Mr. Rollow entered Georgia Tech at the age of 18 and enrolled in Engineering and ROTC. After his first year, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Completing Officer’s Candidate School, he was commissioned as an Ensign and saw service aboard the USS Marta PCE842. World War II ended after which he returned to his studies at Georgia Tech where he continued his military service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, achieving the final rank of Commander. Mr. Rollow passed along his legacy of military service to his son, Thomas A. Rollow, Jr., who retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain and his grandson, Thomas A. Rollow, III who is currently serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy.

Maintaining a fulfilling career in the oil business spanning over 30 years, his first job out of college was working for Hunt Brothers Oil Company in land acquisition. Later, he was employed by Lion Oil, Inc. which transferred him from El Dorado to Lafayette where he eventually formed a company with his good friend, Dick Campbell. He completed his career with Camex as a Landman helping to develop oil producing wells.

In earlier years, Mr. Rollow loved to travel with his wife, Mitzie. Their favorite travel destination was The Holy Land of Israel and their vacation refuge for many years was on Captiva Island, FL. They felt very fortunate to have visited many of the places they wanted to experience, but really their favorite place to be was together at home.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mattie (Mitzie) Rollow; a son, Thomas A. Rollow, Jr. and his wife, Paula of Fairfax Station, VA; a daughter, Terry Lynn Dunavant and her husband, Pete of El Paso, TX; a step-daughter, Kay Newsom and her husband, Michael of Sun City Center, FL; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and four nieces and nephews.

Dearly loved and admired by all of his children and grandchildren, in his later years, Mr. Rollow truly enjoyed time with his great-grandchildren. He kept a jar of Hershey’s kisses by his recliner which he generously shared with them.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Allen Rollow and Mettie Duggar Rollow; a half-sister, Helen Tauer, and a step-daughter, Suzette Broussard Maldonado.

Family and friends alike will miss the twinkle in his eye, the kindness in his heart, the great stories he shared and his gentle and quiet spirit.

The family would like to thank his caretaker, Sandra Jean-Baptiste, who came into work each morning joyfully singing. After their morning routine was complete, she and Mr. Rollow would pray together about the concerns of the day. They are also grateful for his faithful sitters, Sandra Davidson and Josie Abington who continue to be a source of comfort and support.

Online obituary and guestbook may be viewed at www.fountainmemorialfuneralhome.com.

Fountain Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery, 1010 Pandora Street, 337-981-7098 is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Created by: FMFH
  • Added: 28 Jan 2019
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 196432495
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/196432495/thomas-allen-rollow: accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Allen Rollow Sr. (22 Apr 1926–26 Jan 2019), Find a Grave Memorial ID 196432495, citing Fountain Memorial Cemetery, Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA; Maintained by FMFH (contributor 49226813).