Donald W. Bolling, 77, of Elizabethton, entered into rest on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., following an extended illness.
He was the son of the late J.C. Bolling Sr. and Nora Fox Bolling. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Fergus; a brother, Gene Bolling; and a sister, Phyllis Denton.
Mr. Bolling was born in Washington County, Va., but had lived in Carter County for the past 37 years. He was a retired employee of Lance Snack Foods and a member of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. He loved lawn work and the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Delores Whitehead Bolling, of the home; a step-son, David Ledford, of the home; two half sisters, Mrs. Kay Bowman and husband Benny, Bristol, Tenn., and Gay Hopkins and husband Ray of Virginia; a half brother, J.C. Bolling Jr. and wife Melba, Bristol, Va.; a daughter, Donna Sue Cunningham and husband Dave, Greeneville, Tenn.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rev. Ronnie and Lorraine Edwards, Elizabethton; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Bolling, Largo, Fla. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The Celebration of Life service for Mr. Bolling will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, July 12, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be provided by Larry Adams, Dale Williams and Cathy Wilson. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, prior to the service, or at the residence at anytime. The graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with Rev. Dennis Wilson officiating. Music will be under the direction of Larry Adams, Bobby Heaton and Frank Eads. Active pallbearers will be John Hayes, Doug McCloud, Randy Wilson, Paul Bellamy, John Allen, Frank Eads, Robert Groce, Matt Carr and Tom Houghton. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Remigiusz Switalski, Rev. Ronnie Edwards, Rev. Benny Bowman, Glen Church, Cecil Eggers, his church family of Lynn Valley Baptist Church, nephews and nieces, Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. John Bertuso, the staff of CVA-Holston Valley Medical Center, friends and neighbors and all the members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Lynn Valley Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home at 1:15 p.m. Saturday to go in procession. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Lynn Valley Baptist Church, Building Fund, 1367 Broad Street, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bolling family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.