Arlington N. Rollins, 92, of Bristol, left us on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, to greet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Arlington was born March 28, 1925, and is survived by his beloved wife, Iona, and five sons, Brent Rollins and his wife, Diane, Cary Rollins and his wife, Sharon, Dwight Rollins, Wayne Rollins and his wife, Tammy, Timothy Rollins and his wife, Anastasia.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren, Christopher, Karoline, Amy and husband, Brian, Kevin, Lauren, Christian, Connor, Matthew, Austin, Kayla, Fotina and Alexander; and six great-grandchildren, Karlie, Justace, Dakota, Yasmine, Piper and Brody.
He is survived by his brother, Stanley Rollins, and his wife, Sue; a sister, Barbara Hartwell, and her husband, Howard; a sister, Mavis Doughtin; and a brother-in-law, Donny Moran, and his wife, Barbara.
He was predeceased by his sister, Lillian Judd; daughter, Rosemary Dorton; and daughter-in-law, Shannon Rollins.
Arlington enlisted and served in the United States Navy beginning in November of 1943. Three years of service on an underwater demolition team included Construction Battalions, United States Naval Construction Training Center, 301st U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, and U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, #3245 Dispensary. Arlington Rollins was honorably discharged in April of 1946 receiving a World War II Victory Medal and a commendation letter from President Harry S. Truman in thanks for his service during World War II.
Arlington was hard-working, having 10 years with HP Hood LLC, 20 years with Chic Miller Chevrolet and 10 years with Superior Electric. He was a proud member of Grace Baptist Church for over 50 years and cherished his time with family and friends.
Arlington enjoyed camping for years and participated with a camping group, Christians on Wheels. He also had a fascination for aircraft and plane watching. Arlington enjoyed life to the fullest and always brightened up a room with his smile, love of singing and playing of his harmonica.
Memorial service is open to friends and family and will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 736 King St., Bristol, CT.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org.