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James Thomas Rollins

May 7, 1946 - September 9, 2019

James Thomas Rollins of Garland, Texas passed away September 9, 2019 at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.  He was born on May 7, 1946 to James Nathan Rollins and Jimmie Fred (Davis) Rollins in Allen, Texas.   James was a graduate of Garland High School in Garland, Texas.  At 19, his sister, Linda Carol introduced him to Shirley June Martin and they married on September 22, 1966 in Garland.  James served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp. from 1965 – 1967 during the Vietnam War.  He later graduated from Roffler Barber College and worked as a barber for many years.  His family remembers his love for Star Trek.  He also loved collecting trains and wood working.

He is survived by his daughter, Joanna Kaye Hagerty of Garland, Texas; grandson, Nicholas “Nick” James Hagerty; great-granddaughter, Alice Hagerty; and sisters, Linda Carol Hopper and Delores Vaughn.

James was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley J. Rollins; and parents, James and Jimmie Rollins; and brother, Ricky Dale Rollins.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.  Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.  The family will receive friends during a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

                                                                             

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My dad was a wonderful, caring and loyal man; there was nobody in my eyes whom could ever compete with him. He loved my mother and my son with all his heart. He was my super hero. I will miss you so much dad, I hope we meet again someday. Special thanks to Spencer, Keith, Danny, Kyle and Dawn at TJM for helping me arrange my dad's funeral and making sure it went smoothly. It was a beautiful service, I know he loved it! Joanna Rollins-Hagerty, September 13, 2019 Joanna and Nicholas, The gates of heaven are open for such a special person, your dad, grandfather, where there is no more suffering, in peace and welcomed to our Lords hands... You will always carry his memories close to your hearts. My heartfelt sympathy.
Irma Martinez, September 12, 2019 My uncle James was the most kind hearted man I've ever known. I will miss his smile and "hi baby" every time he saw me. I love you uncle James. Dominque Vaughan, September 10, 2019 You were always there for me through our High School years and we shared the storm of Cancer together. The past few weeks we had so many conversations about our families along with other things we shared in our teenage years. James, you hold a special place in my heart that no one can ever fill and you will be missed. You were the kindest, loving, most wonderful person and I am so glad I was blessed to have shared our lives together. Love you, my friend and glad you are at peace finally. Jenny Green, September 10, 2019 My uncle was one of the sweetest most loving man and his family will miss him dearly. Love you Uncle James. Becky Barretero , September 9, 2019