Viewing will be Sat. 1-5 PM & Sun. 12-5 PM at Vondel Smith Mortuary at South Lakes 4000 S.W. 119th OKC 73173. Graveside services will be held 10 AM Mon. June 29, 2020 at the Blackburn Cemetery in Norman, OK
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Dalton Harold Rollins went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at the age of 89. He was born on August 19, 1930 in Norman, Oklahoma to parents, Luther, and Pearl (Wright) Rollins. Dalton enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of seventeen & honorably served his country in both the Korean & Vietnam Wars. Before leaving for Okinawa, Phyllis Jan Kitchen made it very clear she would not be there when he returned if they didn’t get married, so Dalton married the love of his life on July 8, 1950. He retired from the USAF as a Senior Master Sergeant after 21 years of service. Following his discharge, he worked for Aircraftsman, Inc. (AAR) in Oklahoma City & later opened his own aircraft parts business, Dalton Aircraft Parts, retiring in 1992. Southern Hills Baptist Church became the church where Dalton & Phyllis raised their family. In addition to being a loving husband, devoted father & doting grandfather, Dalton enjoyed many activities such as golfing & being a member at Hidden Trails Golf & Country Club for over 50 years, he also enjoyed family & friend gatherings & dominoes. Dalton was fondly known for giving cheek kisses to his granddaughters & his fierce competitiveness in all manner of games & will be remembered for his strict adherence to the rules, his insistence that his sons, “Stop tuning & sing something” & mostly for his passion for family & his sisters cinnamon rolls. He will be deeply missed by all those whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 59 years Phyllis; siblings Marie Berglan, Edna May Rollins, Alma Davis, Dixie Sparks, Jean Wampler, Etta Jane Lack, Chester Rollins, John Temple Rollins, Chester Rollins, Kenneth Rollins & Richard Rollins. He is survived by four sons, Steven Dell Rollins & his wife Sandy, Michael Glenn Rollins, Bob Allen Rollins & his wife Judy, Donald Gene Rollins & Pat Mason; sister Roberta Tyler; 11 grandchildren & 15 great grandchildren with one more scheduled to arrive in August. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to his caregiver Carol Stephenson for her tender & loving care for the past several years & in his final days.