John Fredrick Roller

August 1, 2020

John Fredrick Roller age 75 of Smithville passed away Friday July 31, 2020 at his residence. He was born August 5, 1944 to his parents the late George Everette and Willie Gray Roller. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by daughter, Sarah Grizzle; grandson, Josh Reece; and brother, William “Baldy” Roller. Mr. Roller worked as a Nurseryman. He is survived by his children, Glenda (James) Hale of Woodbury, Shelia Chapman of Smithville, John (Michele) Roller of Smithville, Donnie (Jennifer) Roller of Smithville, Ronnie Roller of Smithville; grandchildren, Amanda Roberts, Michael Roller, Brenda Tramel, Heather Musick, Samantha Rohling, Johnna Roller, Kaitlyn Roller, Logan & Ethan Roller, Dylan Roller, Brook Roller, Krya Wood, Dallas Roller, Sadie Grizzle, and Slade Grizzle; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sylvia (Andy) Black of Smithville, Virgie (Jimmy) Hendrixson of Smithville, Diane Malone of McMinnville, Barbara Jones of Smithville, Brenda Kaye Roller of Smithville, Kathy (Jake) Adcock of Morrison, Melinda (Darrel) Walker of Morrison; brothers, “Bo” (Mary) Roller of McMinnville, Michael Roller of McMinnville, Richard (Rose) Roller of Smithville, Tim Roller of McMinnville, and Randy Roller of McMinnville; special Aunt, Goldie Ferrell; mother of his children, Shirley Roller; numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Dekalb Funeral Chapel with Bro. Glen Chapman and Dereck Johnson officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 3:00PM. Due to the COVID-19, the Governors Executive Order 38 and Social Distancing Guidelines; Our pews in the Chapel is marked off to respect the guidelines and allow approximately 100-125 people for the service, and we ask for the health and safety of everyone that you please exercise Social Distancing. The Funeral Home Lounge is Closed and NO Food or Drinks allowed in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to DeKalb Funeral Chapel to help with funeral expenses. DeKalb Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.