Roland Kenneth Lancaster
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

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Rodney Branch
Jan 21, 2020
I met Roland back in early 1980's as I travel from Okc to Ada to sell him Plumbing Supplies, he always demand the best product for his customers, I got to know him and respect him over the many years....
He will never be forgotten, my thoughts and prayer to all of Roland's Family
Ann & Dennis Smith
Jan 14, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone in the Lancaster family. We are very sorry for your loss. We know that Roland’s friends and family will adjust to his passing each in their own way and we pray for peace in each heart now and in the future.
Susanne Woolley
Jan 14, 2020
Linda, I am saddened to learn about Roland's passing. I was looking in the Obit's today and I didn't expect to see Roland's photo and name. He was a great friend to my mother, Ann Woolley, and she thought the world of him and there was no one else she trusted like him. After I moved to Ada, Roland came every time I called with a problem and I also grew to appreciate and respect all of his advice and care. Our family will truly miss him. My heart goes out to you, your son's and daughter. I hope to get a chance to meet you someday in the near future. I was so proud of you running your marathon and always wanted to tell you 'way to go!' God bless you all during this tender time.
Frank Starns
Jan 14, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Roland's passing. He was a great friend and the "Only" Plumber that I would use. Honest and dependable. Our prayers are with all of you in this time of his passing.
Lockin, Lohmann Kenneth, Kelsi Mae & Kristin Lancaster
Jan 13, 2020
We were so sorry to see this! Roland was such a fighter! Glad he finally gets to Rest In Peace! Sending our love!!!
Lockin, Lohmann, Kelsi&Kristin Lancaster Dennis&Ann Smith
Jan 13, 2020
A memorial tree was planted in memory of Roland Kenneth Lancaster.  Plant a tree
Marilyn Farrow Hahn
Jan 13, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of your loss Linda I am thinking of you.
Dean Highfill
Jan 12, 2020
I remember back when Rolands father passed, started his own business then build his home then found a wonderful wife. It is hard to believe he is gone. My prayers go to Linda a wonderful wife, mother, & grandmother
Melva J Kirby
Jan 12, 2020
When I saw Roland's picture I seem to remember meeting him somewhere along the line. I'm Orville Rawlins niece. His big sister's daughter and we spent a lot of time in Hooker
Lynne (Brightwell) Young
Jan 11, 2020
Linda, I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Bruce and Connie Bennett
Jan 11, 2020
Sincere sympathy. Roland was a great person. He will be missed by many.