Mr. Paul Edward Bolen, age 86,
of 214 Hickory Avenue, Somerset, parted this life to be with his
Glorious Savior and Lord on March 5, 2016, at the VA Medical
Center, in Lexington, with his loving family by his side.
born on February 10, 1930, in Norton, Virginia, son of the late
Tom Walter and Maggie Goldie Thompson Bolen.
He was a very
dedicated long time employee of the Modern Vending Company, of
Somerset, and a soulful member of the Denham Street Baptist
Church, of Somerset.
served his country during the Korean War from 1951-1953, in the
serving America to be a great honor, and encouraged two other
generations of his children and grandchildren to follow in his
footsteps, by choosing to serve in branches of the military.
Survivors include his wife,
Lillie Jones Bolen, whom he married on November 6, 1999, in
Pulaski County; two sons, Clyde Edward (Stacie) Bolen, of
Somerset, and William Thomas (Cathy) Bolen, of Laytonsville,
Maryland; five daughters, Jo Anne (Wayne) Young, of Science
Hill, Bernice Harness (Rodney Baker), of Nancy, Maggie (Benny)
Hall, of Science Hill, Sherry (Michael) Flynn, of Bronston, and
Debra (Robert) Ramsey, of Science Hill; two step-sons, Danny
Jones, of Florida, and Bobby (Missy) Jones, of Somerset; one
step-daughter, Janet Jones, of Florida; two sisters, Lois
Burchett and Rosie Carol Allen, both of Monticello; seventeen
grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; several loving
sisters and brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; his step-mother, Vangie Perkins Bolen; his first wife,
Clyda Imogean Martin Bolen, whom he married on April 18, 1953,
in Wayne County; nine brothers, Robert Bolen, Carmel Bolen, Carl
Bolen, Dewey Bolen, Oscar Bolen, Tate Bolen, Eddie Bolen, Sam
Bolen and Ralph Bolen; two sisters, Mattie Rednour and Maybell
Bolen; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be Tuesday,
March 8, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., in Southern Oaks Funeral Home
services will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 11:00
a.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Bro. Jeff Griffith and
Bro. Ulanda Price officiating.
Burial will be in
Kidder Cemetery in Bronston.
will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.