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Mike “River” Rollyson

August 8, 1950 - November 17, 2019

Burial Date November 23, 2019

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Mike “River” Rollyson, 69, of Sutton, passed away on November 17, 2019 at Braxton County Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 8, 1950 in Pennsylvania a son of the late Paul Revere Rollyson and Mary Theresa Asalone Rollyson.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother, William “Bill” Rollyson.

Mike worked for Derrick Music Company for 30 years.  For the past 13 years he worked as an electrician for Bi-Con Services.  He was a 1968 graduate of Gassaway High School.  He was a die-hard WVU fan and enjoyed golfing.  He loved going with Carol when she sang and he would do the sound for her. Mike was a member of the Gassaway Baptist Church.

Mike was full of life and never met a stranger.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol Hoover Rollyson; sons, Shane Rollyson and wife, Mandy of Sutton, Matt Rollyson and wife, Brandy of Newville, and Josh Rollyson of Sutton; grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Makenna, Reece, Emery, Connor, Charlie, Bella; sister, Toni Lynn Shepherd of North Carolina.

Service will be 11 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Gassaway Baptist Church with Reverend Mark Stump officiating.  Interment will be in the Braxton Memorial Cemetery, Sutton.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 P.M. Friday, November 22 at the church.

Pallbearers are Shane Rollyson, Matt Rollyson, Josh Rollyson, Mike Grubb, David Martin, Billy Heater and Honorary Pallbearer is Melvin Gum.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gassaway Baptist Church, PO Box 128, Gassaway, WV  26624.

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Arrangements by Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.