Roy James Bolin

Published 8:07 pm Monday, June 20, 2016

Roy James Bolin, 72, died on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Davie Medical Center at Bermuda Run.

He was born in Forsyth County on Jan. 30, 1944, the son of the late William Blum Bolin and Allie Barbara Lambeth Bolin. He was a graduate of Gray High School and attended Forsyth Technical Community College. He served his country in Korea during the Vietnam Era as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He retired as a safety director with Roadway Express after 31 years. He was a member of Goldfloss Baptist Church and attended Turners Creek Baptist Church of Yadkinville.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lilly Mae Tolbert Bolin who died in 2009, a brother, William Harrison Bolin, and a sister, Carol J. Chatham.

Survivors: his wife, Barbara Jean Sealey Bolin; 2 sons, Christopher Bolin (Sarah) of Advance and David Bolin (Kayla) of Mocksville; a daughter, Natalie Cook (Keith) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; 3 brothers, Davie Lee Bolin of Mocksville, Roger Steven Bolin (Lesa) of East Bend, and Gene Bolin of King; 2 sisters, Laura Gay Bolin Whittington (Chester) of Winston-Salem and Amelia Anne Bolin Yates (Malon) of Lewisville; plus 6 step-grandchildren, Chasity, Cameron, Lee, Josh and Hannah.

The family will receive friends at Davie Funeral Service Chapel Wednesday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m. A celebration of life aervice will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23 at the funeral chapel with the Rev. John Sealey officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in the Salisbury National Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the NC National Guard and the VFW Memorial Honor Guard.

Memorials: Davie Animal Rescue, 291 Eaton Rd., Mocksville.