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Richard Rollinson Sr.

Rollinson Sr.

January 23, 1947
August 18, 2020


Richard Wayne “Bones” Rollinson Sr., 73, of Salem passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born on January 23, 1947 the son of Berthel and Nellie (Reeves) Rollinson in Centralia. He married his sweetheart, Corliss A. Zemke in 1978 at Foundation Park in Centralia and she survives in Salem.

Along with his wife, Corliss Rollinson, survivors that will carry on Richard’s love of family include his beloved children, Richard Rollinson Jr. and wife Stacey of Mattoon, Lisa Rollinson of Salem, Anissa Rollinson of Springfield, and Michael Rollinson of Illinois; cherished grandchildren, Ricky Rollinson III, Brittany Hudson, Rylee Rollinson and Ian Erwin, Heaven Deadmond, Terrill Robinson-Carter, Jordan Robinson-Carter, and Sapphire Robinson; precious great-grandchildren, KayLynn Rollinson, Savannah Deadmond, and Kenzley Rollinson; caring siblings, brothers, Bert Rollinson, and Dwight Rollinson; sisters, Garnetta Moss, Sandy Beane, and Christena Slusher; and many special nieces, and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by both his parents; sisters, Lodine, Rosie, Treva, Carolyn, Jennie, and Diane; brothers, Harold, Charles, Lowell, and infant brother, Jim; and grandchildren, Andrew Stage, and Justin Robinson.

Richard had a great appreciation of the outdoors. He spent time fishing off the dock at Raccoon Lake in hopes to catch bluegill and sun perch, and enjoy the colors of a beautiful sunset. Richard was always excited for mushroom hunting season and would never come home empty handed. He loved to enjoy great food from the grill with his family. Richard was known to enjoy the peace of a good bonfire as a way to connect with others and reflect on fun times shared. Over the years he would put out a garden in the spring, working the ground and growing many tomatoes, hot peppers, cucumbers, green beans, squash and peas. He was generous with his harvest and liked to share the fresh taste of his garden with family and friends. Richard was a grandfather with a kind heart and felt blessed to watch his grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow, making sure to make the most of the time he spent with them.

Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Richard “Bones” Rollinson Sr. with arrangements. A memorial service may be held privately by the family at a later date. Memorials may be made in Richard’s honor to the Family’s Wishes and will be accepted for the family at the funeral home. Online condolences and memories of Richard may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.