January 29, 1951 – April 24, 2022
On the day of our Lord we remember Rolland Austin Roquemore (01/29/1951-04/24/2022)
Seventy-one years ago, a son was born to George Austin Roquemore and May Dell (Mace) Roquemore, in the small historic town of Ponca City, Oklahoma. US Air Force pilot Austin Roquemore married May Dell Mace. Settling on a small lot at 409 N. 10th Street in Ponca City, OK, Austin and May had seven children; Rosalyn, Haroldine, Georgia, Rolland, Joe, Bill and Walter. On January 29, 1951, Rolland Austin, the oldest boy, was born. Rolland graduated from Ponca City High School in 1969. He then traveled throughout the United States and lived with many friends in California. He then returned to Oklahoma. He was saved by Christ in 1973, from there he began a ministry in prison which lasted for many years. He had become an ordained minister and began to spread the word of Christ.
He started working at Titus and later retired after serving as business manager for Local 464. On December 28, 1990, he married Cheri Lambert. They have been married for 31 years. He knew no strangers and loved everyone. He lived a selfless life and did his best to support, inspire and lead others to a rich life in Christ. He preached about Christ crucified, humility and the grace of God in almost every conversation he had. Not only did he love his family, but he also loved those he had never met. If you knew Rolland, you knew he was going to start singing.
Rolland and Cheri loved to travel. He plotted their destinations and set off. They enjoyed traveling to many states. He enjoyed being involved in his men’s Bible study, his stamp club, and going through boxes upon boxes of baseball cards, collecting coins, and going to card parlors. He had many hobbies. He was the man he was, most of Rolland’s hobbies were spending time with friends, family, talking about theology, history, music, playing guitar, calling dear friends on the phone, discussing politics, current events and above all, he always turned a conversation around remembering the importance of God’s grace and always walking humbly in life. He always said: “Yesterday has already arrived, tomorrow is never promised and we must always remember that nothing would be possible without the grace of God.
Rolland is survived by his wife, Cheri Lambert Roquemore; children, Michael Boxley, Christopher Roquemore and his wife, Carmon, Matthew Roquemore, Heather Roquemore, Brandy Patel and her husband, Sunny, Don White Jr., and Kristy Anson and her husband, Randy; grandchildren: Harmen, Harper, Brock, Whitney, Haylee, Brooke, Christian, Porsha, Austin, Bentley, Shannon, Edward, Kaylyn, Aiden, Victoria, Kevin and Adreanna; great-grandchildren, Aurora, Erica, Dayven, Harli-Rose, Lydia, Walker and Karrissa.
He is predeceased by his father, Austin Roquemore, his mother, May Mace Roquemore, his brother, Bill Roquemore and his sister, Haroldine Fischer.
A funeral ceremony will be held at New Hope Christian Fellowship at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2022 and will be celebrated by Pastor Jack Adams. His body will be interred in a private family ceremony at Odd Fellows Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory, 505 W. Grand Ave., Ponca City, OK 74601.
The pallbearers will be Joe Roquemore, Walter Roquemore, Michael Boxley, Christopher Roquemore, Matthew Roquemore and Brock Roquemore. He was a great man of God, father, dad and friend and he will be sorely missed!
Source: Trout Funeral Home