1930 – 2014
EAST DIXFIELD — Warren F. Rollins, 84, of East Dixfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, at his home, with his daughters by his side.
Born Oct. 7, 1930, in Farmington, Warren was the eldest son of John and Theda (Packard) Rollins. He graduated from Wilton Academy in 1948 and served in the U.S. Air Force. Warren worked at the paper mill in Rumford for 38 years and was constable for the town of Wilton for 19 years.
He was married to Sherrill Magrath and together raised their children, Vicki, Michele and Lisa. Warren was an avid hunter and fly-fisherman, and loved to snowmobile.
He was passionate about politics at the national, state and local levels. He served at various times as treasurer and vice president of the Franklin County Republican Party, and as a delegate to the Maine Caucus. A reader from a young age, he supported the Wilton Free Public Library by serving as a trustee for many years. He was president of the Wilton Historical Society and served on the Planning Appeals Board and Budget Committee for the town of Wilton.
He loved to golf and was proud of scoring two holes-in-one, and was a member of the board of directors of Wilson Lake Country Club. Warren loved baseball, played on local teams in his youth and was a diehard Red Sox fan. He also enjoyed bowling and participated on many bowling leagues throughout the years. He was an early member of the Tree Farm Association of Maine and a life member of the VFW, American Legion, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and the NRA.
He is survived by his three daughters, Vicki Adams and her husband, Jeff, of Wilton, Michele Rollins and her husband, Richard Creswell, of Yarmouth and Lisa Rollins and her husband, Greg Butler, of Vancouver, B.C.; a brother, Lauren Rollins, of East Wilton; and grandchildren, Lance, Beth, Jennifer, Courtney, Levi, Ashley, Braelan, Stephen and Andrew.
He was predeceased by his parents and youngest brother, Stephen Rollins.
His family would like to thank all who helped care for him during his illness, especially his neighbors, Matt and Stephanie Smith, and Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice.
Tributes and condoleces may be shared by visiting his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.