William Thomas Rolin

July 26, 2022

William Thomas Rolin peacefully went to be with the Lord at his home on July 25, 2022 at the age 80. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, William managed his illness with strength, grace and dignity. On his final day, he was surrounded by his family, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

William was born to Tracy and Girlie Walker Rolin on April 3, 1942 in Atmore, AL. William was a native of Poarch, AL and has resided in Stapleton, AL for the past 43 years. William is survived by his wife, Shelia Rolin of 43 years, his children Matthew (Sarah) Rolin of Stapleton, AL, Bridget Wasdin of Bay Minette, AL and Kasey (Terry) Wise of Bay Minette, AL. His beloved grandchildren include, Landon Wise, Kaylee Wise, Kohen Wasdin, Whitely Rolin, Chapman Wasdin, Walker Rolin, and Will Rolin, his brother, Buford L Rolin, and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.

William is proceeded in death by his parents as well as brother, Richard McGhee, sisters, Leola Manac, Linda Gail Parker, Bessie O’Barr and Lottie Duerst.

William was a Member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, where he worked there for 34 years serving his Tribe initially as a Tribal Dispatcher, then attending the Police Academy to be trained as a Police Officer (ES 42). William later transitioned and was currently employed as an In-take Officer for the Tribal Police Department. William enjoyed working and serving his tribal community.

In addition to being a dedicated and loving husband, father and “Pops”, William also had a profound love for his church St. Anna’s Episcopal Church. Throughout his entire life, William held an unwavering faith in Lord, and served his church many years as a Lay Reader.

For those of you who personally knew William, you knew his love for his Auburn Tigers. He loved them win or lose. His team dedication never wavered. The Rolin family spent many years together watching Auburn football games in their home. Cherished times the family will never forget.

William will forever be in the hearts of his loved ones and dear friends. As Pops would always say to his wife, children and grandchildren, “Love ya, see ya, bye”. Until we meet again.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC. with Father, Mike Hill officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Stapleton, AL.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home, LLC.

Pallbearers will be Chad Parker, Timmy Brooks, Shawn Smith, Jake Thomas, Larry Faircloth, Corey Hicks, Jerry Faircloth, and Vermon Byrd II.

Honorary pallbearers will be Gary Helton and Josh Thomas.

The family will accept flowers, as well as memorial contributions to St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 100 Lynn McGhee Drive, Atmore, AL 36502.


One Response to “William Thomas Rolin”

  1. Laura Cook on August 6th, 2022 4:09 am

    I worked in around William for 26 or more years. He was a good man and always helped when needed. I know Connor Vickery misses him so much as she worked real close to this great man. My condolences to his great family and all police ofiiceris he worked with.

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