Larry Rolen, Sr., 74, of Amarillo, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021.
Memorial services will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 2, 2021 at Brooks Chapel in Canyon with Pastor Steve Belote, officiating. Burial will follow in Dreamland Cemetery.
Larry was born on July 20, 1946 in Clovis, New Mexico to Robert Linza and Lola Rolen. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1964. Larry was a veteran of the US Marines, serving in Vietnam as an ordnance disposal technician. He received a National Defense Service Medal, a Vietnamese Service Medal with 3*, and a Vietnamese Campaign Medal with device.
He married Leta Cranmer in Canyon on January 16, 1982. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2021. They had 39 wonderful years together.
Larry spent many years putting out pressure-controlled oil fires. He loved riding horses and watching western movies. He always had a motorcycle. He also enjoyed playing pool, dancing, and traveling.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Nathan Christopher, daughter, Junetta Rolen, and four siblings, Robert Rolen, Jr., Lavana Hogan, Tom Rolen, and Red Rolen.
Survivors include his four children, Larry Rolen, II of Amarillo, Diana Tucek and husband, Roy of Canyon, Barbara Rolen of Wausau, WI, and Michael Rolen and fiancé, Kim of Amarillo; sister, Brenda Smith and husband, Ron; seven grandchildren, Larry Rolen, III, Mariah Williams, Matthew Tucek, Taylor Tucek, Nate Tucek, Gabrielle Revoir, and Desiree Revoir; 7 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorials be to the American Cancer Society, 3915 Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109.