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1939 John 2021

John Michael Rollins Sr.

June 24, 1939 — March 1, 2021

John Michael “Mike” Rollins, Sr., 81 of Canadian stepped into the arms of Jesus on March 1, 2021 in Canadian.

Services will be at a later time.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Mike was born June 24, 1939 in Hobbs, New Mexico to Fred Calvin & Edith Myrth Willey Rollins.   Growing up in the automobile business Mike learned the business from his dad.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Western currently known as University of Texas at El Paso. He moved to Canadian in 1978 and purchased the Chevrolet dealership.  Mike was a customer’s salesman doing all he could for the customer.  Mike married Karen Hall, they had two children, Leslie, and Michael Jr.  He later married Charlotte Greathouse in Seminole on November 28, 1985; they had a son Edgar.  Mike loved restoring antique automobiles. He and Charlotte were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Canadian.  Mike was very community minded and currently served as the Republican County Chair. He was a member of the Horseless Carriage Club in El Paso and the Sooner Regional Horselesss Carriage Club in Oklahoma City; Mike and Charlotte were currently serving on the SRHCC Board.  He was a member of Lion’s Club in Canadian and El Paso.  Mike enjoyed hauling rodeo livestock for Bill Hext.  Being a pilot Mike loved to fly his own plane.  He enjoyed being a part of the Canadian and Higgins communities. Mike loved his family, and he loved his Lord!

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Myrth Rollins.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte of the home; a daughter, Leslie Henne and husband Ron of Keller; 2 sons, John Michael Rollins, Jr. and wife Kathy of Houston and Edgar Rollins and wife Michelle of Lubbock; a stepson, James Greathouse of Clovis; a brother, Fred Patrick Rollins and wife Beatrice of San Antonio; a sister, Mary Canfield and husband Rob of Lexington; 3 grandchildren, Julia Rollins, Isaac Rollins and Moira Rollins; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 and Hemphill County Hospice, 1020 S. 4th, Canadian, TX 79014.

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