Rolin Killion’s work days at his business, Killion’s Auto Service, are not as long as they once were. Suffering from ALS, the Okawville resident better known as Rocky has forgone the 11 hour days that were his normal routine.
The 66 year old still comes to the shop daily. Killion works a little on vehicles, but mostly does the book work and manages the business he started in 1982. His sons, Bryon and Eric and part-time employee Josh Madrid do the repairs.
Killion’s journey into ALS, better known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, started last spring. His speech changed and he had difficulty swallowing. That was caused by his face muscles weakening.
His wife, Kathy, suspected a stroke.
Read Rocky’s full story in this week’s issue.