November 30, 1938 - March 30, 2020
Rolph – Darwyn “Buddy” Stephen Rolph, age 81, of Macclenny, Florida passed away on March 30, 2020 at UF Health Jacksonville. He was born in Macclenny on November 30, 1938 to the late Stephen Jerome Rolph and Ruby Nipper Rolph. Buddy was a lifelong resident of Baker County. He fell in love with his neighbor and high school sweetheart, Virginia Collinsworth and shortly after graduating from Baker County High School in 1957, he happily married his love on November 1, 1957. Buddy started working with his hands at a young age and became a Carpenter using the skills he had perfected from a trade passed down from his father. Buddy enjoyed his longtime career as a Commercial Insulator for the Local 13 in Jacksonville where he served for 42 years. He was a Past Master at the Dawkins Lodge 60 and a member at First Christian Church of Macclenny, FL. Buddy also liked building, fishing, vegetable gardening, and maintaining his lawn. More than anything, Buddy loved his family and will be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lora Kay Rolph; sister, Faye Nellis; and brother-in-law, Clyde Nellis. Buddy is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Rolph of Macclenny, FL; children, Mark Stephen (Tina) Rolph of Marianna, FL and Dee Casteel of Gainesville, FL; and his nieces, Gerri Faye Maddox (Sam) Oosterhoudt and Kim (Charles Walker) Maddox. A Private Celebration of Buddy’s Life will be held on Friday, April 3, 2020 at Macedonia Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care and direction of V. TODD FERREIRA FUNERAL SERVICES, 250 North Lowder Street, Macclenny, FL 32063 (904)259-5700. Visit www.ferreirafuneralservices.com to sign the family’s guest book.
Rolph – Darwyn “Buddy” Stephen Rolph, age 81, of Macclenny, Florida passed away on March 30, 2020 at UF Health Jacksonville. He was born in Macclenny on November 30, 1938 to the late Stephen Jerome Rolph and Ruby Nipper Rolph.... View Obituary & Service Information
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