Rollin "Oscar" Sullivan

Born on January 9, 1919

Departed on September 7, 2012 and resided in Greenbrier, TN

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SULLIVAN, Rollin "Oscar". September 7, 2012, age 93 of Greenbrier. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth McAdams Sullivan (deceased 1959), and Geneva Busby Sullivan. Survived by his daughter, Linda (Elwood) Harper, grandchildren: Ginger Farmer, Dana (Tim) Jansen, Bonnie (Dale) Coleman, T.C. (Dana) Penick, and six great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry from 1947 until 1985 as the comedy team "Lonzo and Oscar". Visitation will be Monday from 2-8 pm at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church, 515 Long Hollow Pike, Goodlettsville TN. Funeral service will be at the church Tuesday September 11 at 11 am, with internment to follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

6 Comments to Rollin "Oscar" Sullivan

  1. Glynn Courson
    November 30, -0001 12:00 am

    Sad to hear of Oscar’s passing. Prayers are with the family.

  2. Sam Wellington (THE FOUR GUYS)
    December 12, 2009 12:00 am

    What a great man….and plenty funny too! He will be missed.

  3. Kathleen (Bartlett) Charnoski
    October 12, 2009 12:00 am

    Oscar will be greatly missed. I enjoyed watching him with Lonzo (David Hooten) when my husband and I were dating and after we got married. My mom and dad Jack and Nora Bartlett were very close friends with him and Geneva. May God Bless him and now he will be with his family. The Opry has lost a great entertainer.

  4. William Nichols
    October 12, 2009 12:00 am

    Seeing Lonzo & Oscar at the Ryman in 1956 and 1962 were highlights of our Opry trips. In those days, when the Opry was mentioned, you thought of Monroe, Tubb, Acuff, Pearl, Brasfield, Copas, and Lonzo & Oscar to name a few. Listen to his fine mandolin work on several of Mac Wiseman’s early Dot records….great stuff! Their song about the Opry members (beginning “I was a youngster long” time ago) was a special favorite. May God Bless the family.

  5. Nancy Kiper
    September 12, 2009 12:00 am

    I always remember how Uncle Rollin always stayed busy. He could accomplish just about anything he put his mind to. I remember the summer he decided to build his recording studio. He was the builder, electrician, plumber, and the musician.

  6. Debbie Wright
    October 16, 2018 12:39 am

    Our family stumbled upon The Singing Hills Campground around 1991. What great memories we made by going back each summer. Oscar entertained us every night with songs, stories and old film clips of the Lonzo & Oscar days.
    He brought such joy to my parents, my husband and me along with our children. We will cherish our memories of all the fun we had with him forever!

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