Eric Matthew Rolston

December 20, 1972 - January 6, 2019
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CPL Eric Matthew Rolston USMC, age 46 of Beavercreek, Ohio, passed at 4:15 a.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Hospice of Dayton. He was born December 20, 1972 in Lima, Ohio. His parents Jerry L. and Kitty V. Goble Rolston survive in Cridersville.

Eric was a program manager with STS. He graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Business degree and then enlisted into the U. S. Marine Corp and was always first a marine. He had a passion for life, loving to travel and to see the world. A few of the things Eric enjoyed was wood working, working of houses, cooking, grilling, smoking and creating Thanksgiving dinners for his family. He loved guns and was a member of the Greene County Hunting and Fishing Club. He will be remembered for his love of country, working hard, being a good neighbor, and having fun playing UNO.

Also surviving are 3 sisters – Carrie C. (James) Strickland of Lima; Michele R. Oyler of Howell, MI; Mindy L. Rolston of Cridersville; 2 nephews – Austin Oyler, Spencer Oyler, a niece Ambyr Stickland; a God daughter – Morgan Helmlinger; 10 aunts; 8 uncles; and lots of cousins, and a very special cousin – David Helmlinger.

Eric was preceded in death by his best friend, Truff.

Memorial services will begin 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Matthew Fleck will officiate. Military rites will be observed by the V.F.W. Post 12

The family will receive friends from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Dayton.

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Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Service Information

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.


311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806


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Born: December 20, 1972
August 31, 2018
My baby bro happy times with Ambyr @graduation
Died: January 6, 2019

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Carrie posted on 1/22/19

My baby bro was the best if all of us.....I miss his daily phone calls/text msgs, his chuckle, his cute dimples (which he tried to hide with a beard)......but most of all, I just miss seeing and talking with him about work, guns, Ambyr, dogs, and our crazy family😪


Dorinda Fedele posted on 1/18/19

In memory of Eric Matthew Rolston, Dorinda Fedele lit a candle


Cheryl Bowers posted on 1/17/19

You never ever expect to loose a child. My prayers are with the family. I am so sorry you are having to go through this. We love you Larry & Cheryl Bowers


Matt Fleck posted on 1/15/19

Eric was a dear friend and neighbor. He loved this nation and flying the American and USMC flag on his front lawn. Eric lived out what this means: once a Marine, always a Marine. Semper Fi. He sure liked his Dr. Pepper, having friends over for cookouts, playing cards, or we'd pull lawn chairs out into our driveways and sit a spell. Almost every Sunday night he would come over to turn the log splitter off and we'd go get fountain drinks together. Eric was a man of his word, lived his faith, and sure made his dad and country proud. Kitty, I'll never forget the night he said: get over here and help me set up this bedroom because my mom is coming tomorrow. He was so particular in making sure things were done just so on his house. We will surely miss our dear friend Eric and his loving folks and sisters who cared for his every need. God bless you and we love you, Matt (a/k/a: The Firewood Guy)


Kim Weis posted on 1/14/19

In memory of Eric Matthew Rolston, Kim Weis lit a candle


Marti Brinegar posted on 1/13/19

We have lost a wonderful, sweet, genuine man & you will be greatly missed. You were so lucky to have had such a loving, dedicated family that never left your side during your illness & final journey. Prayers for your family. May you Rest In Peace Eric.