Roland E. “Rollie” Boston

Roland E. “Rollie” Boston

Roland E. “Rollie” Boston, 70, of Carlinville, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born April 23, 1942, in Carlinville to Don and Thelma Neighbors Boston.  Rollie married Ginnie Carey November of 1967, in St. Charles, Mo.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Keith Boston.

Rollie attended Carlinville schools and worked for McDonnell Douglas and Monterey Coal Co. and as a truck driver until retiring in 2005. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and cooking.

Surviving are his wife Ginnie; four sons, Chris (Tami) Boston, Bob (Suzanne) Boston, Paul Boston and Pat (Dena) Boston, all of Carlinville; one daughter, Teresa (Bob) Klaus, of Carlinville; 10 grandchildren,  Christine Boston, Nicole Boston, Gavin Boston, Matthew Klaus, Nathan Klaus, Jason Boston, Megan Boston, Jeff Boston, Lexie Boston and Josh Boston, all of Carlinville; two great-grandchildren, McKenzie and Max Boston; and one nephew.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Heinz Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Macoupin County Animal Shelter.

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