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Ernie Roles
February 14, 1957 -
December 15, 2023

Visitation

December 17, 2023
4 PM - 8 PM

Service 

December 18, 2023
2 PM

Interment

December 18, 2023
Obituary

Our beloved husband, daddy, grandaddy, brother and friend gained his heavenly wings on December 15, 2023, at St. Thomas Midtown, in Nashville, TN, surrounded by his beloved family. Ernest Gordon Roles, known as Ernie, was born on February 14, 1957, in Washington DC, to the late Elwood “Boots” Roles and Sarah Ruth Crabtree Roles. Ernie loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. When not spending time with family, Ernie could be found working diligently in the family business, Roles Electric and Plumbing, LLC, alongside his son. Mr. Roles was a member of the Maxwell Baptist Church.

Ernie married Brenda Williams Roles, on December 18, 1977. Additional survivors include his children, Michelle (John) Garrich, Raquel Knowles (Jackie) Robertson; Ernie (Stacy) Roles, II, and Jennie (Cam) Roles-Walter; grandchildren, Stephen (Anne-Kathryn) Baugh, Katlin (Rob) Lee, Robert (Sidney) Baugh, Anna Robertson, Tamia Robertson, Ernie (Lexie) Roles, III, Ethan Roles, Sydney Roles, Grayson Walter, and Tripper Walter; great-grandchildren, Weston Lee, Thomas Baugh, Graham Baugh, Camden Baugh, Samuel Baugh, and Landan Roberson; sister, Tammy (Curtis) Painter; brother-in-law, Tommy Wright; and several beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ernie was preceded in death by his sister, Norma Wright.

A funeral service will be held on his and Brenda’s 46th wedding anniversary, on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 2 PM at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Robertson officiating. Burial will follow in the Roles Cemetery, with Military Honors. Visitation with the family will be from 4 PM until 8 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Junior’s House, 704 West Maple Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ernie Roles.

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31 Comments

  1. Brenda

    He was my ROCK, I Love him stil, always have and always will! Love forever and a day! Brenda💖

    Reply
  2. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    Tammy, Brenda, everyone,

    Gwen and I are so sad, and very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing.
    He was our friend for most of my life. He was my Babe Ruth Coach way back in the 70’s. I always liked him. As adults, he was always a good friend and supporter to me and Gwen.
    We will not forget him.
    You all are in our prayers and thoughts
    Love to you all.

    Reply
  3. James Bonner

    Brenda and family, Tammy and family, and Tommy and family; I have known Ernie from the time he was a young man. I always knew him as a “straight shooter”, honest and hard working. He was truly a family man and well respected. I know he will be missed by all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of grief. Sincerely,

    Reply
  4. Odessa Dangerfield

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with his great family. May God wrap you in HIs comfort during the times ahead.

    Reply
  5. Cecelia and Jason King

    I am sorry to hear this. Ernie was an incredible man who loved his family and left a beautiful legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family today and in the days to come. My favorite memory of him was of him playing Santa for his great grand child! He would do anything for his family!

    Reply
  6. Sandi Pouliot

    Brenda, our hearts are broken. Ernie was loved by us all, and we will miss him so much.
    You and the family are in our prayers.

    Love you,

    Sandi and Steve Pouliot

    Reply
  7. Katie Womack

    May God comfort the family during this very difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. God bless each one of you.

    Reply
  8. Debbie Williams Gauldin

    Ernie was a part of our family and greatly loved by all. He will be missed.

    Reply
  9. Debbie Williams Gauldin

    My entire family dearly loved Ernie, and he will be greatly missed! Rest in Peace Ernie – no more pain!

    Reply
  10. Pam (Corder) Gray

    Brenda,

    Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Howard and Kathy Christmas

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lord please put your arms around this family and comfort them during this difficult time
    God bless you all.

    Reply
  12. Darlene & Rachel Roles

    Brenda & family – I have no words to express how broken hearted we are today. We value the time we spent with Ernie when we came to visit. He was so kind to us and always made us laugh. I loved how he was a “Roles” straight shooter. You never had to wonder what Ernie was thinking. We are proud to be part of the Roles family. Love to you all!!

    Reply
  13. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    So sorry to hear of Ernie passing. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  14. David Pitts

    I known Ernie since grade school. He was a great friend with a very good heart. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. He was a great person. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  16. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Brenda and family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news and especially at this time. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  17. Debbie Morris

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family. 🙏🏻

    Reply
  18. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    We are sorry for ya’ll loss. Our prayers are with the family. May god blessed ya’ll.

    Reply
  19. Rexine Pigg

    My thoughts are with you Brenda, & family as well as Tammy & family. May you be comforted during this sad time. ♥️

    Reply
  20. Shane Trahin

    My thoughts and prayers will be with your family. God bless you all during these trying times.

    Reply
  21. Mary wilson

    Brenda and family so sorry for your loss. Saw Ernie back in the summer where I work. He was always friendly.

    Reply
  22. James Towry

    Our sympathy goes out to Ernie’s family.
    They are in our prayers.

    Reply
  23. Teresa Honey

    So sorry to hear it. He was a very good man.praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  24. Judy Brown

    So very sorry Brenda for your loss prayers for the family.

    Reply
  25. Heather Brown

    Thinking of the family, so sad to hear of Ernie’s passings. My prayers are with Brenda, Jennie, and the family.

    Reply
  26. BEVERLY BBROWNHADLEY

    My sincere condolences to my classmates family.Sleep in peace Ernie

    Reply
  27. Lance & Shirley Wallace

    Brenda, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Ernie was always one of my favorite customers when we were in business years ago You and your family will be in our prayers.
    Lance & Shirley Wallace

    Reply
  28. Brenda & Gary Badenhop

    You will be in my thoughts Brenda. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  29. Linda Holland

    Brenda, I am so sorry to read this. Know that i am thinking about you during your time of loss.

    Reply
  30. Todd crabtree

    Sorry to hear praying for the family was a good man he will be missed

    Reply
  31. Kevin Hardin

    This is one of the best men I ever met. I truly valued his friendship. The family has my prayers. Rest easy old buddy

    Reply

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Memories

31 Comments

  1. Brenda

    He was my ROCK, I Love him stil, always have and always will! Love forever and a day! Brenda💖

    Reply
  2. CAPTAIN SCOTT SHELTON

    Tammy, Brenda, everyone,

    Gwen and I are so sad, and very sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing.
    He was our friend for most of my life. He was my Babe Ruth Coach way back in the 70’s. I always liked him. As adults, he was always a good friend and supporter to me and Gwen.
    We will not forget him.
    You all are in our prayers and thoughts
    Love to you all.

    Reply
  3. James Bonner

    Brenda and family, Tammy and family, and Tommy and family; I have known Ernie from the time he was a young man. I always knew him as a “straight shooter”, honest and hard working. He was truly a family man and well respected. I know he will be missed by all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during your time of grief. Sincerely,

    Reply
  4. Odessa Dangerfield

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with his great family. May God wrap you in HIs comfort during the times ahead.

    Reply
  5. Cecelia and Jason King

    I am sorry to hear this. Ernie was an incredible man who loved his family and left a beautiful legacy. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family today and in the days to come. My favorite memory of him was of him playing Santa for his great grand child! He would do anything for his family!

    Reply
  6. Sandi Pouliot

    Brenda, our hearts are broken. Ernie was loved by us all, and we will miss him so much.
    You and the family are in our prayers.

    Love you,

    Sandi and Steve Pouliot

    Reply
  7. Katie Womack

    May God comfort the family during this very difficult time. I am so sorry to hear of Ernie’s passing. God bless each one of you.

    Reply
  8. Debbie Williams Gauldin

    Ernie was a part of our family and greatly loved by all. He will be missed.

    Reply
  9. Debbie Williams Gauldin

    My entire family dearly loved Ernie, and he will be greatly missed! Rest in Peace Ernie – no more pain!

    Reply
  10. Pam (Corder) Gray

    Brenda,

    Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  11. Howard and Kathy Christmas

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lord please put your arms around this family and comfort them during this difficult time
    God bless you all.

    Reply
  12. Darlene & Rachel Roles

    Brenda & family – I have no words to express how broken hearted we are today. We value the time we spent with Ernie when we came to visit. He was so kind to us and always made us laugh. I loved how he was a “Roles” straight shooter. You never had to wonder what Ernie was thinking. We are proud to be part of the Roles family. Love to you all!!

    Reply
  13. Jimmy and Dana Sartain

    So sorry to hear of Ernie passing. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  14. David Pitts

    I known Ernie since grade school. He was a great friend with a very good heart. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.

    Reply
  15. Gerald and Wanda Scott

    We are So Sorry. He was a great person. God Bless the Family with Comfort and Peace in the Days to Come.🙏❤️🙏

    Reply
  16. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Brenda and family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news and especially at this time. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and months ahead. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  17. Debbie Morris

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all the family. 🙏🏻

    Reply
  18. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    We are sorry for ya’ll loss. Our prayers are with the family. May god blessed ya’ll.

    Reply
  19. Rexine Pigg

    My thoughts are with you Brenda, & family as well as Tammy & family. May you be comforted during this sad time. ♥️

    Reply
  20. Shane Trahin

    My thoughts and prayers will be with your family. God bless you all during these trying times.

    Reply
  21. Mary wilson

    Brenda and family so sorry for your loss. Saw Ernie back in the summer where I work. He was always friendly.

    Reply
  22. James Towry

    Our sympathy goes out to Ernie’s family.
    They are in our prayers.

    Reply
  23. Teresa Honey

    So sorry to hear it. He was a very good man.praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  24. Judy Brown

    So very sorry Brenda for your loss prayers for the family.

    Reply
  25. Heather Brown

    Thinking of the family, so sad to hear of Ernie’s passings. My prayers are with Brenda, Jennie, and the family.

    Reply
  26. BEVERLY BBROWNHADLEY

    My sincere condolences to my classmates family.Sleep in peace Ernie

    Reply
  27. Lance & Shirley Wallace

    Brenda, We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Ernie was always one of my favorite customers when we were in business years ago You and your family will be in our prayers.
    Lance & Shirley Wallace

    Reply
  28. Brenda & Gary Badenhop

    You will be in my thoughts Brenda. I’m so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  29. Linda Holland

    Brenda, I am so sorry to read this. Know that i am thinking about you during your time of loss.

    Reply
  30. Todd crabtree

    Sorry to hear praying for the family was a good man he will be missed

    Reply
  31. Kevin Hardin

    This is one of the best men I ever met. I truly valued his friendship. The family has my prayers. Rest easy old buddy

    Reply

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