Rollins Bilby | 1934-2018

Published Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Rollins Bilby

Rollins Bilby, 83, of Bridgeport, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018, in Lake Bridgeport.

Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Hawkins Funeral Home Chapel with Johnny Irish, Doug Bridwell, Pastor Rick Davis and Bro. Frank Hefner officiating. Burial will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery in Bryson.

Pallbearers include Nicholas Bilby, Kyle Bilby, Ryan Bilby, Michael Bilby, Jeffrey Bilby, and Jason Garrett. Honorary pallbearers include Larry Williams, Dr. Marvin Warren, Dr. Jerry Gleason and Chuck Bilby.

Rollins was born Nov. 27, 1934, in Jacksboro to Alfred Monroe and Lovie Faye (Marley) Bilby. He married Connie Clark-Jones April 17, 1981, in Arlington. Rollins settled in Wise County in 1969. He was the owner of Twin Hills Restaurant and Store at Lake Bridgeport. He was also a graduate of Texas A&M with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics. He was a retired captain from American Airlines, farmer, rancher and business owner. Rollins served his country as a captain in the United States Air Force. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport and the 12th Man A&M Century Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother Alvin Monroe Bilby.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Connie Bilby of Lake Bridgeport; daughters D’Anna Garrett and husband, Kelly, of Bridgeport, Kimberly Fritch of Euless; sons Jeff Bilby and wife, Esther, of Paradise and Scott Bilby and wife, Patty, of Boerne; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother Rex W. Bilby and wife, Lucille, of Senate.

Donations may be made in Rollins’ honor to the Texas A&M Corp Cadets at College Station.

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