• 82°

Harold Loyd Rollins Sr.

Harold Loyd Rollins Sr., 87, of Mocksville, died on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center with his family by his side.

He was born in Davie County to the late Glenn B. and Pearl Baker Rollins. He was a 1952 graduate of Mocksville High School. He was employed by Hanes Hosiery/Sara Lee in Winston-Salem as a fixer for many years. He was also retired from the US Postal Service where he worked as a letter carrier. He served in the National Guard and later retired from the US Army Reserve. He was a former member of Bear Creek Baptist Church and a member of Blaise Baptist Church, where he served on the mission team. At age 80, he drove to Lewiston, Montana to help construct a new church facility. He was also a former member of North Davie Ruritan and Mocksville Masonic Lodge 134.  His favorite activity was spending time with his family.  He never met a stranger and loved to tell funny stories. Prior to his debilitating stroke six years ago, he enjoyed traveling and had visited 49 states. Always generous, he was honest and kind, firm and dependable, and brilliant in many ways.  He provided support without judging. He found joy in those that surrounded him and often wondered why God had blessed him so much. He was constant in letting the world know how proud he was of his family (even slapping a giant Duke sticker on his F150 despite being a lifelong Carolina fan). Animals and humans loved and trusted him.

Survivors: his wife of 64 years, Shirley Jones Rollins; a son, Loyd Rollins (Martha) of Mocksville; a daughter, Gaye Rollins Orsini (Richard) of Marietta, Ga.; a granddaughter, Ann Orsini Margius (Andy) of Durham; a step-granddaughter, Lorri Jones Hayes (Darryl) of Mocksville; a brother, Denny Rollins (Dot) of Mocksville; a sister, Nancy Wilson (Norman) of Tampa, Fla.; a special niece, Debbie Vogler (Ed) of Bermuda Run; a special cousin, Raleigh Baker (Millie) of Raleigh; and a special friend, Ann Peiffer of Asheville.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Hayworth-Miller, 108 East Kinderton Way, Advance. The Revs. Glenn Sellers and Ken Furches and Dr. Bill Phillips will officiate.

Memorials: Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, PO Box 20986, Roanoke, VA 24018; or A Storehouse for Jesus, 675 E. Lexington Rd., Mocksville.

Condolence: hayworth-miller.com.