Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


Herbert William Rolison III

April 18, 1958May 31, 2019

Herbert “Herbie” William Rolison, III, 61 of New Bern died May 31, 2019.

He is predeceased by his wife, JoAnn Laughinghouse Rolison; stepdaughter, Kimberly Allyson Cameron; brother, James Ludwig Rolison; sister, Diane Blackburn.

Herbie lived most of his life in New Bern and worked as an electrical contractor at various local military installations and TexasGulf. He was very generous, tender-hearted and would give you the shirt off his back. He was also a strong advocate for veterans, helping many file disability claims and navigate the complex VA system.

Surviving is his son, Herbert William Rolison, IV; sisters, Glenda Ormond and Debbie Smith; grandson, Ryan Davenport.

A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11th at the Greenleaf Memorial Park Lakeside Chapel.

Arrangements by Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the Rolison family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com


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David Parker IV

June 9, 2019

I knew big Herbie from the time his son and i became best friends in elementary school. The things you hear about him being kind,kind hearted and generous are all very true.but more than that he was always someone i could confide in and recieve sound advice from.i was always welcomed with open arms and it meant the world to me that he said he thought of me like a son.Herbie would try to help others until he didn't have enough left for himself.as i said before,I'm going to miss you badly everyday.and if i was to live 190 years plus,i could never forget you.my love and condolences to Herbie Rolison IV.please send love and support his way my friends