Roland Dees

Roland Dees

The life of Roland Dees was celebrated on Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 at Alford Heights Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Chance, Bro. Jay Begbie, and Bro. Marshall Ingle officiating. Interment followed at Many Cemetery in Many.

Roland was born on Wednesday, November 23rd 1949 in Many. Roland served as a Deacon at Alford Heights Baptist Church, he was a Master Mason at the Many Masonic Lodge, a Volunteer Fireman in Many since his teenage years, and had retired from the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office as a Transportation Officer. Roland loved serving his church, his family and his community.

He married his wife, Patricia Manasco Dees on April 24th, 1970. They enjoyed watching their grandchildren play sports for the Many Tigers and Florien Blackcats. He loved to deer hunt, camp and fish on Toledo Bend, mow his (or anybody else’s) yard, and was happiest sitting on a tractor. Roland loved his family, especially his grandchildren, more than anything on earth.

Roland was preceded in death by his grandson, Kelby Dodge Pilcher; parents, Eugene and Hattie Mae (Rains) Dees; and his brother Ted Dees.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Manasco Dees of Many; daughters, Stephanie Milliken and husband, Milton of Many; Meredith Pilcher and husband, Wade of Florien; brothers, Jimmy Dees and wife Jackie of Many; J.L. and wife, Phyllis of Many; grandchildren, Bryan Carroll and wife Jenni; Joshua Carroll; Talan (Goose) Pilcher; and Gage Milliken; along with a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Pallbearers: DeWayne Martin, Jay Begbie, Joey Carroll, Kenny Carter, Michael Dickson, and Josh Sandel.

Honorary pallbearers: Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Joe DuBose.

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