Roland Lancaster of Ada passed away, surrounded by family, on Jan. 9 following a battle with cancer.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Baptist Church, 123 N. Mississippi Ave., Ada.
Visitation with the family will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 42 years, Linda Lancaster; his sons, Steve and Montana Lancaster; his daughter, Stacy Tornio; his five grandchildren; and his three sisters, Nita, Frieda and Susie.
Roland Lancaster was born in Ada, where he grew up working in the family business, Lancaster Plumbing. He later formed his own business, Roland Lancaster Plumbing, which his son still runs today.
Roland was a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a great mentor, teaching life and technical skills to both his kids and grandkids.
Over the years, he's enjoyed hunting, building and farming his land. He also enjoyed many adventures with Linda over the years, traveling to Alaska, Canada and regular trips to Colorado to hunt elk.
In general, Roland was a wonderful jack-of-all-trades man with skills as a carpenter, auto mechanic, electrician and more.
Roland was a strong, hard-working, and honest business owner. He always treated people fairly and respectfully. His work ethic and willingness to always help will definitely be missed by his customers, friends and family.
Donations to honor Roland can be made to Mike Rowe Foundation: Work Ethic Scholarship Program.
Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs writes, "We work smart and hard," which is something Roland lived in his own life. Roland strongly believed in hard work and supporting the trades, and his family knows he would want others to do this as well.
Published on January 10, 2020