Wesley Eugene Rollins

Thursday, February 10, 1977 - Monday, January 11, 2021

A Loving Husband, Father, and Friend

Photo of Wesley Eugene Rollins  - 1977-2021

Wesley Eugene Rollins, age 43, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021.

He was born on February 10, 1977 to Margaret Marler and the late Timothy Williams. 

Wes had resided in the Bethel Community throughout most of his youth and attended Pisgah High School. He was raised in Haywood County where he had spent most of his youth in the outdoors camping, fishing, and hunting with his brothers and his dad, and he had continued to enjoy these activities throughout his life.  As a young adult, Wes rode motorcycles every Sunday throughout the mountains and on back roads with his many friends. Before making his home in Myrtle Beach to live and work, he had resided in the mountains he loved until 2000. On June 9, 2001, Wes married his longtime girlfriend and soulmate Alecia Lance Rollins. Together they enjoyed fishing, boating, riding his Harley, and having fun in the sun until they were blessed with their beautiful twins and moved back to Haywood County to raise them surrounded by their families.  After arriving home, they also celebrated the births of two more children. Wes was employed as a subcontractor, often specializing in flooring. His true passion was to work with wood, building furniture, making flooring from reclaimed lumber, and turning wood on his lathe. Wesley always took great pride in his work. He also loved to cook and grill outdoors for his family and his friends and these will indeed always be cherished memories.  Wes had an outgoing personality and made friends everywhere he went.  He always made an effort to talk to everyone, and he never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Lillian Pressley and Charles “Jack” Pressley; his biological father, Timothy Williams; his daddy, Bill Rollins; his uncles, Arnold Pressley and Paul Pressley; and many cherished friends.

Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of nearly 20 years, Alecia Lance Rollins; his beautiful children that made him proud every day, Silence, Cadence, Dixie, and Coley Rollins; his eldest daughter whom he had only begun to get to know but loved dearly, Elizabeth Alexander of Indian Trail, NC; his mother and father, Margaret Marler and David Marler; sister, Tina Rollins; brothers, Dwayne Rollins (Ronette), and Scotty Rollins (Lori); cousin whom he always adored, Denise Taylor; numerous half-brothers and half-sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 16, 2021 at East Waynesville Baptist Church. Pastor Scotty Rollins and Pastor Ray Sharpe will be officiating.  The family asks that face masks be worn and social distancing be maintained at all times.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wesley Rollins Family Fund at Champion Credit Union.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Rollins family.


Condolences from family and friends

I am so sorry for your loss. Ours prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Glenda and Steven Owenby
Wes was a great person loved by many! My family and I are praying for you all. Many prayers for all of his babies & Alicia!
Tyalee Vance
Our deepest condolences and loving prayers to all the family & friends. Our love.
Mike & Cindy Beaver
Just wanted you all to know each of you are in my prayers and thoughts may God bless you all
Beverly Mitchell Buckner
Scotty and Lori..so sorry for your loss. Praying the good memories you have will bring you all comfort and peace in the days ahead. In sympathy, Thomas and Eva
Eva Shepard
Alecia and family- We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared. We send our condolences.
Selina and Craig Plank
I am so sorry for your loss Alecia. It is a difficult struggle to lose someone you love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you or your family need anything.
Samantha Welch
To the entire Rollins Family, I am so sad and so very sorry for your loss. I just learned today reading this obituary that I knew his Papaw Jack! I wish I had of known and I could have told Wes how much I loved his Papaw when I was a little girl. It is always hard to loose a loved one, but so much harder when they are young. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you all! Wes, love on my Gracie for me!
Christy McMahon
Send prayer to your family so sorry for your loss
Tasha @ Kevin Pressley
Send prayer to your family so sorry for your loss
Tasha @ Kevin Pressley
I'm so sorry for your lost my prayers are with you and the family
Sarah Messer
Praying for yall.. so sorry for your loss
Renee Brooks
Wes was an amazing person that was always there for anyone that needed him. I am very lucky to have known him. He was very proud of all of his Children and Loved them all so much. He always talked about their accomplishments and told stories of things they'd done. He will be missed very much. Give Seth a Hug for me, Wes.
Samantha O'Kelley
I cannot imagine what you and your family are all going through. The obituary was beautifully written. I did not know Wes, but the words that described him made me feel like I was reading about my own husband. I pray God gives you peace when you feel the loss of him. He is around you in your hearts, and I hope you feel his presence when you need it. Alecia-I reached out to Amy and Lee and told them. Once again, I am thinking and lifting you up in prayer.
Dorothie Willson