Rolland  Ferrell
A graveside service celebrating and remembering the life of Rolland D. Ferrell will be 10:00 a.m., today, September 27, 2019 at Wards Grove Cemetery in Foyil. Rolland passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 79. The family has entrusted DeLozier Funeral Service, Chelsea with Rolland's care.
Born in Burkburnett, Texas on July 25, 1940, to Gordie and Susan (Chambers) Ferrell, Rolland was raised and educated in Texhoma and graduated from Texhoma Public Schools. He continued his education by attending Panhandle State University, Northwestern State University and then received his Master Degree in education from Oklahoma State University. Rolland married the mother of his children, Linda, in 1959 and they had two children, Lynn and Selina. On April 12, 1978, he then married, Juanita Scott, and they became a blended family with seven children. Rolland provide for his family as a teacher, coach and counselor in several different school systems. A career that lasted for 35 years. It was in this career that Rolland impacted the lives of so many young people. They not only respected him, but loved him as well. In later life Rolland had the opportunity to go into business with his brother Monte. Together they operated a successful pipeline company, an accomplishment Rolland was quite proud of.
A man with a great sense of humor, although he was also a little hard headed; Rolland valued life and loved being with his family. He taught Selina and Lynn how to swim; the hard way by throwing them in the deep end of the swimming pool. Rolland also taught his children many life lessons. He instilled a sense of competiveness in each of them and to always keep on fighting. His children said he told them don't take no for an answer and don't ever give up. When free time presented itself, Rolland liked hunting and fishing. He appreciated Elvis Presley music and according to his family could impersonate him very well. Dancing with wife Juanita, from beginning to the end, was another highlight in Rolland's life. No story of Rolland would be complete unless you mentioned how he mentored to not only his children but those of Juanita's.
This father, grandfather, uncle and friend will be missed by all those lives he touched. Rolland is survived by his children, Lynn Ferrell and wife Sissy, Selina Meyer, Joy Weaver and husband Ed, Steve Simerly and wife Carman, Dorothy Simerly, Monica Bingham and husband Randy, grandchildren, Joseph Ferrell, Hannah Bittner, Brittney Lee, Kinsey Blunt and husband Brenden and Misty Marang, and several other grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Rolland was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Juanita, brother, Monte Ferrell, sister, Suzanne Freeman and son, Butch Simerly.
Please view and sign Rolland's online tribute at www.delozierfuneralservice.com
Published on September 27, 2019

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