John Daniel Rollins, Jr., 81, of Connersville passed away May 5, 2020 at Reid Health of Richmond.
A lifelong resident of Connersville, he was born January 27, 1939, the youngest of four children of John D. Rollins, Sr. and Margaret (Peters) Rollins. He was a 1957 graduate of Connersville High School.
John proudly served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he was stationed in Vietnam, Korea, and other various areas. He was honorably discharged in 1967 after six years of service to his country.
He was married February 5, 1966 in Wright, Minnesota to Janice Marie Pettit of Wright. They moved to Connersville for residence following his army service.
He was employed at Philco-Ford, Roots Blower, and for over fourteen years he was a rural postal carrier for the Richmond Post Office, retiring in 2002.
John was a faithful member of the Calvary Baptist Church along with his wife. He was a member of the Gospel Lights Nursing Home Ministry and enjoyed being a handyman and helping others.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Marie Rollins; five sons, John Daniel (Amy) Rollins III of Trafalgar, Indiana, Jeffrey Michael Rollins of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jerry Leland Rollins, Jason Ryan Rollins, and James Christopher Rollins, all of Connersville; nine grandchildren, Alisha, Michelle, Amanda, Dakota, Haylee, Jasmine, Jacob, Carrie, Samantha; eight great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Ronnie Rollins of Cambridge City.
He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Donald Rollins and Norman Rollins, a sister, Marjorie Corbin, and two nieces, Donna and Roxanne.
Family and friends are invited to call from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. A family funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Following the service, family and friends are invited to committal at Lick Creek Cemetery, 1874 North County Road 200 West, where military honors will be provided by the Fayette County Veterans Council.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Sharing Foundation or the Calvary Baptist Food Pantry.
Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.