Rollis Arnold DeBow went to join the Lord on Monday, September 19, 2022, at the age of 92 in his hometown of McBean, Georgia.
Rollis was born February 11, 1930, to Annabelle Storey and Forrest DeBow. He was proceeded in death by his parents, and siblings, Mildred DeBow Myer, Betty DeBow Melton, William Calhoun DeBow and Walter Joe DeBow.
Rollis was a plasterer by trade, served in the US Army 294th Transportation Company during the Korean War conflict, and retired from Procter and Gamble with over thirty years of service. He served as a volunteer EMT/Firefighter for the McBean Fire Department, was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church and had a passion for portraying Santa Claus within the community.
His family will remember him as a very hard worker who continually helped others, loved the Lord, his family and country.
Mr. DeBow is survived by his wife of sixty-nine years, Alice, his children, Wanda DeBow Poindexter (Lance), Carol DeBow Dees, (Daniel), William Arnold DeBow, and Kimberly DeBow Russell; grandchildren, Christopher Ryan Schadel, Nichole Williford Gresham, Heather Poindexter Kennedy, Allison Poindexter Joiner, Robbie DeBow Russell, and Tyler DeBow Russell; nine great grandchildren and multiple nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Piney Grove Baptist Church in McBean, GA. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. with service to follow. In lieu of flowers please donate to your favorite charity in honor of Rollis.