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Visitation

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday February 18th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Memorial Service

First United Methodist Church
Sunday February 19th, 2017
3:00pm - 4:00pm

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Howard Glenn Roland, Jr.

MARION, Va. Howard Glenn Roland, Jr., age 59, passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. He was born October 7, 1957 in Marion, Va. to the late H. Glenn Roland, Sr. and MaryAnne Wade Roland. Howard graduated from Marion Senior High School and attended East Tennessee State University. He was employed with Combined Insurance as a Director of Management and Training for over 20 years. For many years, Howard loved hunting, boating and performing; having played lead guitar and vocals in numerous bands from age 15 until just a few years ago with the Travelers Revision. His strong love of God and country was evident in recent years by his support of Boy Scout Troop 93, First United Methodist Church, and the Sea Cadets Program and his support and advocacy of all branches of the United States Military. He was also involved in Amateur Radio across the country going by the call sign, KI4LWA. Howard truly loved life, and never met a stranger. Howard is survived by two sons, Adam Glenn Roland and wife, Megan of Roanoke, Va. and Andrew Howard Roland of Marion, Va.; one sister, Carolyn Bolton and husband, Greg of Parkersburg, W.Va. A Memorial service and Celebration of Howard’s life will be held Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 115 South Church Street, Marion Va. with the Reverend David Woody officiating. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel, Marion, Va. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sea Cadets Program, 1st Virginia Battalion NSCC, 2850 Highway 16, Marion, Va. 24354 or to Boy Scout Troop #93, c/o First United Methodist Church, 115 South Church Street, Marion, Va. 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Roland Family.

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Guestbook

Susan Key Feb 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Roland, Jr.

Susan Key Feb 22 2017 12:00 AM

Gary Wolfe Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Roland, Jr.

Gary Wolfe Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

Howard was a great man, and wonderful person. He became a good friend of mine as I'd see him quite often at my former place of employment and local places such as Wal-Mart and many others. Howard was a friend to many and he sure will be missed, Andrew and family, my heart goes out to all of you

Rob Blevins Feb 21 2017 12:00 AM

Howard will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed visiting with him. Please know you all are in my thoughts & prayers. Take care & God Bless!! Joel Pugh Marion, VA

Joel Pugh Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Howard Roland, Jr.

Joel Pugh Feb 20 2017 12:00 AM

Carolyn & Family, David and I were so sorry to hear of Howard's untimely passing. We would see him several times a week and always enjoyed our conversations. He was so proud of his sons. He will be sorely missed. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss.

Suzanne & David Archer Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Gone too soon. My thoughts and prayers for his family. God Bless and be with you.

Sheila Reedy Hagy Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM

Was saddened to hear the passing of Howard. My Sons and Andrew play Soccer together at MSHS, also Sea Cadets together. However Howard went above and beyond for the Boy Scouts program. If Andrew missed a Sea Cadet event we always knew he was at a Scout event. Howard truly loved the Scouts. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

Christine Sexton Feb 19 2017 12:00 AM

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