Reverend Joseph Gordon Roland, better known as Joe, age 82 of Warrensville passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Ashe County on June 14, 1938 to the late Ralph and Blanche Hartsoe Roland. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Robert Roland.

Joe was a custom cabinet maker by trade, but liked nothing more than coming home and getting on the tractor to work on the farm. Otherwise, he could be found in his recliner enjoying his favorite hobby - watching Star Trek. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved the Lord most of all and passionately preached the gospel until his health prevented him from doing so.

Funeral services will be private.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Louise Greer Roland and 4 children: Tim Roland and wife Emily of Asheville; Danny Roland and wife Brenda of Wilkesboro; Mike Roland and wife Katrina of Warrensville; and Lisa Calhoun and husband Randy of Warrensville. One sister, Peggy Cheek and husband Curtis of West Jefferson, 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren also survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gideons International, Medi Home Hospice in West Jefferson, or the Roland Family Cemetery, care of Lisa Calhoun, 2221 West Mill Creek Rd. Warrensville, NC 28693.

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