Rollin Jolliff

February 25, 1916 ‒ May 31, 2004

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rollin E. Jolliff, age 88, of Mount Vernon, died Monday May 31, 2004 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Rollin was born February 25, 1916 in Union County, Ohio to Fred G. and Carrie C. (Coulter) Jolliff and had spent most of his lifetime in the Mount Vernon area. He was an Army veteran of World War Two when he served as a corporal with a military police unit.

Rollin owned and operated Jolliff’s TV Repair on North Sandusky Street in Mount Vernon for several years. He started the first Colonel Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken in Mount Vernon and also established franchises for the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain throughout Ohio. He was also one of four partners that started the former Virginia Fried Chicken on North Sandusky Street in Mount Vernon.

Rollin enjoyed fishing at Lake Erie where he maintained a cabin for several years. He was also an avid horseshoe-pitching enthusiast.

He was a life member of the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge was a member of the AMVETS in Mount Vernon and had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are his son Robert L. Jolliff of Mount Vernon; three daughters Joan (James) Raymond of Mount Vernon, Linda (Joe) Street of Mount Vernon and Barbara Jean Jolliff of Lancaster; six grandchildren Corey Street, Rich Raymond, Amanda Kelley, Leticia Richardson, Cheryl Richardson and Bonita Cordi; several great grandchildren and a great great grandson. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary (Hass) Jolliff, a brother Ralph Jolliff and 2 sisters Opal Blair and Mildred Ehurman.

Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where the Mount Vernon Moose Lodge will conduct memorial services Thursday at 8 PM. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Rod Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 302 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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