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.