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Christopher Wayne Roller, 52
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Mr. Christopher Wayne Roller, 52, of McMinnville died Monday, Sept. 20, at Ascension River Park Hospital.

He was born Feb. 24, 1969, in McMinnville, and was a mechanic at Whitey’s Small Engine. He participated in off-road rock crawling, enjoyed fishing, and loved his kids. He was preceded in death by his mother Patsy Ella Savage Roller, grandparents J.D. and Virginia Savage and Ivory Eugene and Billie Roller, and step grandparents Richard and Ruth Melton.

Survivors include his life partner Jennifer Cantrell, in-laws Michael and Sandra Cantrell, father and stepmother Dennis and Eva Roller, children Cameron (Samantha) Roller, Caleb (Ashley) Roller, and Alyssa Roller, sister Carla Roller (Rusty Young), nephew Zackary Young, nephews, and many friends.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Mark Miller will officiate. Interment will follow at Newtown Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 22, 2021