Larry David Rolling, born in Tampa Florida on September 2, 1963, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 19, 2023, in Williston Florida.
Larry was raised in Bell, Florida and was a graduate of Bell High School in 1981 after which he attended Lake City Community College. He enlisted in the US Army in 1982, attending basic training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, and then posted to Augsburg, Germany as a member of the Pershing Missile Corps at the height of the cold war. Larry returned home to Florida after his enlistment in 1986 and became a Correctional Officer at New River Correctional in Lake Butler, Florida.
No matter what life threw at him, which was more than most could endure, Larry never lost his sense of humor or his limitless love for his family. From his childhood, growing up in a big Gilchrist farming family, through now, Larry made it his mission to entertain everyone around him. It was impossible to be near him without laughing at either his antics, his jokes, or both and the stories of those antics will carry on forever.
Through everything, Larry would light up with a smile whenever he saw a friend or family member, and although he had a heart that was bigger than the world, he managed to fill it with love for his family, especially his best friends, his momma and Gordon.
Larry loved music, especially Southern Rock, Country, and Gospel, and it was common to find him sitting in his room educating everyone within earshot with the perfection of Hank, George, or Waylon.
Larry is survived by his mother; Jackie Ingram, stepfather; Gordon Ingram, brothers; Kevin (Kaye) Rolling, Joey (Benita) Rolling, Chris (Tanya) Rolling, and Jody (Taylor) Rolling, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, Larry’s wishes are to please donate the cost to a charity of your choice.
A visitation for Larry will be held from 1:00pm – 2:00pm on Thursday, June 22, 2023 at Priscilla Baptist Church in Bell. The service will begin at 2:00pm, and Larry will be laid to rest immediately following the service at Priscilla Baptist Church Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Watson-Milton Funeral Home. (353) 463-8888