Mr. Frank E. Roland of Warrensville passed away Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, at Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was 90.
Mr. Roland was born on Jan. 24, 1923, in Ashe County to the late Bertie Miller Roland and Walter Alexander Roland.
He was a 1940 Riverview State Basketball Champ. He played with “Payne’s Indians” Traveling Basketball League after high school. He played in the Industrial Softball and Basketball Leagues.
Frank was a World War II U.S. Navy Officer who served in the Pacific Theatre. He served on the board of directors at Skyline Telephone, Lifestore Bank, Ashe Memorial Hospital. He was a member at Clifton United Methodist Church and the American Legion. He retired from U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster of Warrensville. He was an Ashe Christmas tree farmer.
Mr. Roland is survived by his wife, Helen Jones Roland of Warrensville; one son, Randy L. Roland and wife Angie of Warrensville; a daughter, Cindy Davis and husband Ralph of Warrensville; four grandchildren, Scott Davis and wife Catie of Blacksburg, Va., Shelley Davis Layden and husband Tommy of Edenton; Kymberlee Roland, Morgan Roland; five great-grandchildren; five great, great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Margaret Wannemacher officiating. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon-2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, prior to the funeral at Boone Family Funeral Home Chapel.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Clifton United Methodist Church in care of Eloise Price, 11026 Highway 88 West, Warrensville, NC 28693
You may leave the family your condolences at our website at www.boonefuneralhome.com
Boone Family Funeral Home of West Jefferson is in charge of these arrangements.