Gary William Rollinson, 56, of Dix, died at 10:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
He was born Feb. 11, 1957, in Mt. Vernon, the son of John W. and Ina Bell L. (Upton) Rollinson. He attended Field Grade School and Mt. Vernon Township High School and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church and the Miller Lake Sportsman Club. He worked in automotive body repair and as an over-the-road truck driver.
He is survived by one daughter, Latasha Denney and her husband Ty of Anderson, Ind.; two grandchildren, Christopher and Brooklyn Denney of Anderson, Ind.; two sisters, Janice Ransbottom and husband Don of Dix and Sandy Hicks and husband Steven of Mt. Vernon; one brother, Bobby Rollinson and wife Margaret of Dahlgren; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ina Bell (Upton) McFall of Mt. Vernon; father, John W. Rollinson of Centralia; two brothers, Calvin Dean Rollinson and Delbert Ray Rollinson, both of Mt. Vernon; and grandparents, Robert and Ollie Rollinson and Clyde and Myrtly Upton of Mt. Vernon.
Funeral services for Mr. Rollinson will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with the Rev. Elton Storey and the Rev. John Allen Capps officiating. Following the service, and in accordance with his wishes, his body will be cremated.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church Children’s Fund and will be accepted at the service or by mail at Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, IL 62830.
Online obituary information and condolences may be found at www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.