Funeral services for Rollin C. Smith, 90, of Chamberlain SD will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain with burial in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery at Pukwana, SD. Visitation will begin Tuesday at 5 p.m. followed by a scripture/rosary service at 7 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Chamberlain.
Rollin Cecil Smith was born Oct. 24, 1932, to Cecil and Alta (Foster) Smith in Syracuse. He graduated from Baldwinsville Academy and Central High School in Baldwinsville in 1950. After high school he worked for two years then attended Syracuse College for a year before beginning his employment with Goodyear Tire Company in 1954. After 37 years with Goodyear, Rollin retired. In 1995, Rollin moved to South Dakota. On Jan. 3, 1998, Rollin was united in marriage to Sharon Lantz.
Rollin showed palominos and quarter horses in the Eastern States until 1965. He owned two bucking bulls: Banny Roster and Harry. He loved to travel.
He was an avid fan of watching football, rodeo, lawnmower races, and playing cards.
Rollin passed away on May 18, 2023, at Sanford Care Center in Chamberlain at the age of 90 years. Gratefully sharing his life are his wife Sharon of Chamberlain; children Clint (Tammy) Walsh of Kimball, Elaine (Dan) Naugle of Oklahoma, Penni (Francis) Soulek of Chamberlain, Jesse (Dodie) Walsh of Brookings, and Anita (Paul) Sunde of Vermillion; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great grandchildren; and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.
Preceding him in death were his parents, an infant son, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.