Rollie P. Bristol

October 24, 1941 - December 4, 2008

10/24/1941 - 12/04/2008

Past Services

Thursday December 11, 2008
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday December 11, 2008
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Norfolk; Rollie Bristol, 67, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008, at his home in Norfolk.

Rollie was born in Lansing, MI. He was predeceased by his father Robert W. Bristol and his sister Diane Bristol. He served in the US Army.

He was a well known Radio Host and worked for 32 years in Hampton Roads Radio. He was best known for his 21 years with public radio stations as an announcer with WHRO-FM and WHRV-FM. He retired in 2004 as the Host of Rollie Radio at WHRV. Earlier in his career he also worked with WOWI-FM and WGH-FM. He served on the Legends of Music Walk of Fame committee. He received from Portfolio and the Hampton Roads Monthly several awards as the areas “Best DJ”.

He is survived by his loving family including his mother Goldie Bristol and brother David Bristol both of Byron Center, MI; three children, Johnathan Bristol and his wife Connie of Virginia Beach, Molly Risner and her husband Andrew of Alpharetta, GA and Jennifer Bristol Reitz and her husband Josh of Virginia Beach; five grandchildren, Cory Bristol, Cassie Braden, Christian and Noah Reitz, Dylan Risner; nephew, Jack Bristol. He also leaves to cherish his memory many devoted friends and fans.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road Virginia Beach. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to WHRO Public Radio, 5200 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Karen Haberthur
8 years ago

I am proud to have known Rollie Bristol. We met at Oakland University in 1966 or ’67. He was best man at my wedding, and always a fine friend. He was a master of procrastination, but he accomplished so much! I still hear his voice and his laugh. I will miss him.

Steve Dietz
8 years ago

My deepest sympathies. Rollie left a lasting impression on me in our only meeting. A very warm, caring and fun individual. My thoughts are with you as you honor his life.

Chris and Alicia Shaia
8 years ago

We are saddened to hear about Rollie and our thoughts are with your family. With love, Chris and Alicia Shaia

Gary and Tina Brown
8 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your fatherâÄôs passing. Time goes so quickly and we lost touch with a good friend and his wonderful family. We were lucky enough to have been your dadâÄôs roommates for awhile before he moved into an apartment in âÄô87. We also so enjoyed your visits with your dad.

We hope the years have been good to all of and will bring healing and comfort.