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 altmeyer.com.