John D. Rollins

Born: Wed., Jul. 2, 1930
Died: Fri., Dec. 9, 2011

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John Dudley Rollins, age 81, of Portsmouth, died Friday, December 9, 2011 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. John was born July 2, 1930 in Scioto County, to the late Marshall Jesse and Susan Hammonds Rollins. He was proceeded in death by 6 brothers; Ras Marshall, Jerry, Frank, Steven, Jimmy and Gary Rollins, one sister; Rose Delena Wallace and a daughter-in-law; Becky Wilson Rollins
He was a 26 year member of the Armed Forces, a well decorated and commendated veteran of both the Korean and Viet Nam conflicts, where he had received a Bronze Star Award. Upon his retirement from the military John obtained a Bachelors degree in Social Work from Shawnee State University and was employed at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 as an Ombudsman until his retirement in 1998.
John is survived by his wife, Betty Jeannette Porter Rollins, whom he married, Feb. 10, 1948, three sons; John D. Rollins, II of Wheelersburg, Mark (Stacey) Rollins of Wheelersburg and Jess Rollins of Sciotoville, daughter; Nancy Rollins of Sciotoville, brother; Phillip Rollins of Fort Myers, Fl, sister; Sharon (Larry) Atkins of Pittsburg, PA, two grandsons; Andrew Rollins of Wheelersburg, John D. Rollins III of West Portsmouth and three great grandchildren; Katelyn “Little Miss” , Breana and Dalton Rollins.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to SOMC Hospice Center. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brant Funeral Service in Sciotoville.

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Daniel Porter
   Posted Mon December 12, 2011
Our hearts ache with your hearts during your time of loss. Hoping that GOD gives you comfort and peace as only He can.

Veronica Porter
   Posted Tue December 13, 2011
My prayers are with you all today, I wish I could have came down, sorry I could not make it. Please tell Aunt Betty I love her.

Kathy Conley Craft
   Posted Wed December 14, 2011
John, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by the love of family and friends. My condolences. Kathy Conley Craft Wilmington,Ohio

Kaye Inoshita
   Posted Thu December 15, 2011
So sorry for your great loss! John was my mentor and supervisor for eight years as the Director of the Area Agency on Aging's Ombudsman Program. John was one of the first Ombudsmen in the State of Ohio and was a great advocate for long term care consumers for twenty years. For most of those years, he was the only Ombudsman covering Southern Ohio, over 5,000 square miles!! Today, due to his leadership, we have six, five full-time Ombudsman, advocating for our region's seniors. He also always spoke so highly of his wife, children and grandchildren. Hardly a day went by when he didn't says something about one of his grandsons! They were his pride and joy! John was a very private man so I didn't see him after his retirement. But, pray he had some great years with his wonderful family. Kaye Inoshita

Beverley Laubert
   Posted Thu December 15, 2011
John was a wonderful advocate for long-term care consumers. I valued his wisdom and insight and had immense respect for him.

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