Melvin Lee "Bud" Rolf


A budding rock star has swung his hips to an Elvis favorite for the last time. Melvin Lee "Bud" Rolf of Lindale passed from this earth, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. Over the 24 years of his life, Bud touched everyone who crossed his path with his infectious smile, love of music and beautiful soul. Keep singing your song, Bud. We love you!

Bud was born May 21, 1986, in Amarillo. He had a passion and love for music that brought a smile to his eyes and song to his lips. Going to school was his second love. There he could spread his social butterfly wings, master the newest challenge every day and infect others with his bright spirit. He could light even the darkest room with his smile and his brilliant blue-grey eyes. Never was there a stranger in the life of Bud.

Bud is survived by his loving parents, Melvin and Cathie Rolf of Lindale, and four brothers and sisters, Cheyanne Rolf of Austin, Brad Rolf of Mount Pleasant, Dynphania Perkins of Omaha, and Chris Rolf of Mount Pleasant. He is also survived by his grandparents, Leroy and Delane Morgan of Cookville; six nieces and nephews, Rhett Davis, Zachry and McKenzie Rolf, Koal and Kaulen Milner, and Tyler Rolf; as well as numerous other relatives and a host of special friends.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Lindale, 402 W. Hubbard St., Lindale, 75771. The family invites all of Bud's friends to come and celebrate his life with them, and requests that instead of flowers, a donation be made in his honor to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas), the Boshears Center for Exceptional Programs (Tyler) or Hospice of East Texas (Tyler).

Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sept. 24, 2010