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Friday, 03 February 2017 22:22

Eddie Lee "Pops" Rolfe, Sr.

Roanoke Rapids-


Eddie Lee "Pops"  Rolfe, Sr., 78, died at his home on Hockaday Road Thursday, February 2, 2017.

Eddie was born in Mecklenburg County, VA, August 17, 1938, to the late Littleton and Sally Beth Rolfe. He was a “die hard” Nascar fan. Also, he and his family had a race team, Rolfe’s Racing #21. They raced on dirt and asphalt in Brinkleyville, Southern Nash, Wayne County, Robersonville, NC and Capron, VA.  His strong work ethic allowed him to own and operate Rolfe’s Garage & Heavy Equipment Service for 25 years. His greatest love of all was his family. In addition to his parents, Eddie is preceded in death by his wife, Dianne P. Rolfe and daughter, Renee Rolfe.

Surviving are his sons, Eddie Rolfe, Jr. and wife, Susan, Randy Rolfe and wife, Ada, both of Roanoke Rapids, and George Rook of Wilson, NC.; brothers, Pete Rolfe and wife, Juanita, of Chase City, VA, Bill Rolfe and Walter Rolfe; sisters, Mary Toone and husband, Otis and Linda Rolfe, both of Union Level, VA; grandchildren, Chris Rolfe and wife, Sarah, Elizabeth Rolfe Story and husband, Tracy, April Rolfe Shaw and husband, Jeffrey, Sarah Rolfe Kerr and husband, Justin, Jody Rolfe and finance, Kristen. Also surviving are his great grandchildren, Madison Rolfe, Chasity Shaw, Natalie Finch, and Zoey Rolfe.

Dr. Dennis W. Gregory, Sr., will conduct a graveside service in Crestview Memorial Cemetery Monday, February 6, 2017, at 2:00 pm. The family will receive friends at Hockaday Funeral & Cremation from 12-1:30 pm prior to the graveside service.


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#1 RE: Ruth Butts 2017-02-05 13:25
I am sorry to hear of Eddies death . I will never forget the kindness and friendship he and Diane gave my brother . He was always a friend to everybody and if he could help , he did it . May God bless all of you and your memories give you peace at this sad time .

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