Kenneth Ray Rollins, age 74, of Rutherfordton, passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
He was the son of the late Kenneth L. Rollins and Beatrice Scoggins Rollins and he was a native of Rutherford County. Kenneth was a member of West Point Baptist Church. He served on the USS Galveston during the Vietnam War. He was stationed 2.5 years in Athens, Greece and was assigned to Naval Legal Services at NOB Norfolk. His last duty assignment was aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. He entered service in 1966 and retired in 1987 as Senior Chief Petty Officer (LNCS). In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles Rollins, and Wayne Rollins.
Kenneth is survived by his wife: Debra Stallings-Rollins, one daughter, Allison Barkley, three sons, Horace Kip Rollins, Ken F. Rollins, and Kevin W. Rollins, Godson, Trey Lawson, eight grandchildren, Kayla, Michael, John, Sarah, Noah, KC, Shelby, and Dannin, and three great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 29, 2021 McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at McMahan's Funeral Home at 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 29, 2021 with Military Honors by the Rutherford County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heart of the Foothills Animal Rescue; 380 U.S. 221 N., Rutherfordton, NC 28139. An online guest register is available at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com. McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.
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Heart of the Foothills Animal Rescue
380 US Hwy 221 North, Rutherfordton NC 28139