Rolland "Rollie" Eugene Downhour

A Celebration of Life for Mr. Rolland “Rollie” Eugene Downhour, was held at Bayou Oaks Baptist Church in Monroe, LA Wednesday, August 15, 2018. Interment with military honors followed at Loch Arbor Baptist Cemetery in Monroe LA, under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home.
Rollie, of Monroe, LA was born in Morristown, MN and formerly resided in Pine Bluff, AR and New Orleans, LA.  Mr. Downhour was the air traffic control tower chief at the Monroe Regional Airport until his retirement in 1993. He was the hardest working "retired" man you would ever meet.  He owned and operated WoodCo, a firewood and home improvement business. Paw Paw Rollie enjoyed the outdoors and fixing things.  He was an active member of his church, a pilot and member of the Civil Air Patrol.   He was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy where he learned his trade in air traffic control during The Korean Conflict.  Rollie was born to the marriage of Forest “Sug” and Helen Downhour. He was the 4th of 10 children. He always smiled when remembering the childhood escapades with his siblings.
He is preceded in death by his siblings, Forest Jr., Robert (Bob), Don, Virginia Standke, and Dennis.
Mr. Downhour passed into eternity Sunday, August 12, 2018, at the age of 83 years old.  Rolland is survived by his wife of 55 years, Frances Sandoz Downhour; sons, Bill (Cindy) of Shreveport, Mike (Sheila Kay), and Matthew (Tracy) of Monroe. He was proud of his 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister and brothers, Laurel Johnson, John, David, and Jerry.  
Pallbearers are grandsons, Josh Downhour, Tim Downhour, Shawn Downhour, Taylor Downhour, Matt Hendrix, and family friend, Billy Weeks.  
Memorials can be made to Triple S Christian Ranch, 165 Christian Ranch Road, Rose Bud, AR 72137.
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