Mr. Willie Roland Elrod, Jr., age 60, of Cartersville, Georgia, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at his residence.
Roland was born on May 10, 1959, in Cartersville, Georgia, to the late Mr. Willie Roland Elrod, Sr. and Mrs. Mary Ann Elrod.
Roland grew up in Cartersville and graduated from Cass High School in 1977. He played football and baseball as a child and all throughout school. He went into business after graduating from high school, continuing in his father's hardwood flooring business. He owned and operated Elrod's Hardwood Flooring, in conjunction with his brother Tony Elrod, for all of his working career. He was active at Friendship Baptist Church, where he oversaw the construction of the addition of a youth ministry wing. He loved his family, especially his little grandson, Tate. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Roland is preceded in death by his parents. He is also preceded in death by his son, Christopher 'Bubba' Elrod; and his sister, Sherry Moore.
He is survived by his loving wife of forty years, Helen 'Johnni' Elrod. He is also survived by his daughter, Susan 'Lulu' Elrod; his brother, Tony (Cindy) Elrod, and his sister, Phyllis (Scott) Oglesby; and his grandson, Tate Roland Elrod.
A Celebration of Life Service to honor and remember Roland will be conducted on Friday, June 7, 2019, at two o'clock in the afternoon in the Chapel of Owen Funeral Home with the Rev. Sam Braswell officiating. Roland will be laid to rest in Kingston Cemetery immediately following the service. Serving as pallbearers for the service are Will Oliver, Nick Carter, Jarrod Collins, Tobie Collins, Will Fraser, Jerry Hillhouse, and Samuel Hillhouse.
The family will receive friends for visitation at the funeral home on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from five o'clock in the afternoon until nine o'clock in the evening.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Roland's honor to the American Lung Association and COPD Foundation.
Friends are cordially invited to visit www.owenfunerals.com to leave fond memories of Roland, as well as condolences and expressions of sympathy for his family.
Owen Funeral Home, 12 Collins Drive, Cartersville, Georgia 30120, is honored to have been entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Willie Roland Elrod.