John Barnett RolandJuly 24, 1948 ~ March 17, 2017 (age 68)
J. B. Roland, 68, of Pensacola, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 17, 2017, at Mission Hospital. A native of Yancey County he was a son of the late Lake and Euteva Calloway Roland. He was also preceded in death by a sister: Bib Roberts; and brothers: Gayle, Richard, Daniel and Chuck Roland. J. B. was a member of Windom Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years: Debbie Squires Roland; 3 children: Laurie McKinnon (Richard) of Kent, Ohio, John Roland (Patty) and Cindy Allen (Duane) of Burnsville; 3 grandchildren: Brittany McKinnon and Katie and Chloe Roland; 2 sisters: Lucille McMahan of Burnsville and Ester Edwards of Columbia Station, Ohio; and, a brother: Ellis Roland of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Randall Robinson and J. B. Cope will officiate. Burial will be in the Roland Family Cemetery on Sharp Top Road.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 3:30 PM, prior to the service at the funeral home.