Roland Rowland Johns

July 27, 1950 ~ July 13, 2020 (age 69)


Roland Rowland Johns (fondly known as Pete by his family, or Waldo by his sister, Ethel) was born July 27, 1950 to Robert William and Mildred Fay (Davis) Johns in San Luis Obispo, CA.  Succumbing to cancer, he went to be with his Heavenly Father on Monday, July 13, 2020 in Clinton, OK at the age of 69.  He was born and raised in Arroyo Grande, CA where he attended Arroyo Grande Public School.  Rolland was united in marriage to Patricia Cavender in Grover City, California and to this union was born three children, Roxanne, Rhonda, and Richard.  They moved to Hinton, OK in July, 1977.  He worked as an automotive mechanic for England Ford, and later co-owned and operated R&R Johns Welding and Auto with his dad for many years.  Roland had a love and passion for automobiles. You could always find him repairing vehicles, rebuilding motorcycles or building new bikes & go-carts for his family and friends.  With a kind and compassionate heart, he often would repair vehicles for little or no cost, or a friendly barter.  

Roland was gifted with music and had a propensity for playing guitar, piano and drums.  Most evenings after work he would play for his children or held jam sessions with his dad.  While he played everything from Country to Rock, he held Gospel music closest to his heart.  He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church where he was a part of the church band, and later was a member of the Wells Fargo Express band where he played lead guitar and bass.  He passed this love of music on to his children and grandchildren leaving them with the fondest memories and a song in their heart.  He had a God-loving soul and a gypsy spirit. Always the story-teller and jokester, he loved being around his family and spending time with his close cousins or “cuz”.  He was happiest outdoors working on cars, hunting and fishing.  He is remembered for his humility, generosity and loving nature. He will be dearly missed as God gave us a precious gift when he gave his Roland.  “So, Go rest high on that mountain. Son, your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a shoutin, love for the Father and the Son”

Roland was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mildred Johns, brother, Jack Johns, and two sisters, Anne Pebworth and Ethel Cooper,  and nephews Michael Pebworth & Tyler Johns. 

He is survived by his three children, Roxanne, Rhonda & Mark, Richard & Anna; grandchildren, Hayden &  Nikki, Desirae & Ben, Haylee & Robert, Cole, Peyton, Autumn, and R.J.; four great grandchildren - Dayln, Eli, Jack, and baby Roland due in August; brother, Ray Johns; Uncle Russell & Aunt Dee, Uncle Ralph; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be made to your local Church Missions.

Services: We love our family & friends and want to keep them safe and healthy during these unprecedented times.   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when we can all safely congregate.  To celebrate Roland’s life, please join us on his memorial page to share your memories, photos, and blessings.


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