Robert J.Roland, 81, of Albemarle passed away Thursday, December 20, 2018 in his home surrounded by his loving family. His funeral service will be 11 AM Monday, December 24, 2018 in the Stanly Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Combs officiating. Burial will follow in Stanly Gardens of Memory. The family will receive friends at Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care from 9:30 AM until 11 AM prior to the service. Following the burial, the family will be gathering at Salem United Methodist Church.
Born June 14, 1937 in Scott County, MS, he was the son of the late Bryant R. Roland and Gertrude Acock Roland. Mr. Roland was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict and retired from ALCOA. He loved hunting, fishing, and playing any sport with a ball.
Mr. Roland is survived by his wife Joyce Louise Efird Roland of the home, son Jerry Roland (Lois) of Knoxville, TN, daughter Joycelyn “Susie” Burleyson (Rick) of Mt. Pleasant, daughter-in-law Kristy Roland of Albemarle, sister Linda R. Daniels (Gary) of Lena, MS, grandchildren Bryant Roland (Misty) of Albemarle, Keith Roland (Mara) of Concord, Joy Marshall (Aaron) of Durham, Casey Burleyson (Shannon) of Richland, WA, Jared Burleyson of Atlanta, GA, Kaylan Roland of Albemarle, Karmin Roland of Albemarle, great-grandchildren Lucas Roland, Hunter Roland, Mason Roland, Gabriel Roland, Josie Marshall, Branson Surratt, Grant Burleyson, and Miles Marshall. He was preceded in death by a son Jeff William Roland, granddaughter Kristen Roland, and a number of brothers and sisters.
Memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County at 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.
Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Roland family.