Lawrence Bolick

Died: Sun., Apr. 30, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., May 02, 2017
Location: Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Tue., May 02, 2017
Location: Chapel of Yancey Funeral Service

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Lawrence Bolick, age 72, of Burnsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30th, 2017 at Smoky Ridge Health and Rehabilitation.  A native of Yancey County, he was a son of the late Lucille Bolick.  He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Natasha Bolick; step-daughter, Missy Edwards and three brothers: Harold Bolick, Jerry Gurley and Joe Gurley.  Lawrence worked at American Thread for over 30 years but mostly loved running heavy equipment and playing softball, where he was always known as "Big L".  He also coached a women's softball team for many years.

Surviving is his loving wife of 39 years, Charlene Bolick; daughter, Michelle Hill of Burnsville; step-daughters:  Angela Miller and husband, Tony, of Poplar, Patricia Harmon and husband, Joey, of Spruce Pine and Tammy Wilson and husband, Arlen, of Green Mountain; sisters:  Wanda Wall of Swannanoa, Marsha Miller of Swannanoa, Betty Huskins and husband, Benny, of South Toe, Barbara Mains of Garden City, SC, Aileen Paige and husband, Ken, of Garden City, SC and Ruby Joe Ramsey of South Toe; brothers:  Larry Gurley and wife, Karen, of Marion and William Carroll and wife, Amanda, of Morganton; sisters-in-law:  Barbara Bolick of Burnsville, Sandra Gurley of Swannanoa and Barbara Gurley of Swannanoa;  grandchildren, Trisha Laws, they raised as their own, Nick Bolick, Travis Wilson, Audrea Miller, Kristina White, Justin Wilson, Ethan McKinney, Candance Woody, John Edwards, Ryan Edwards and Christopher Robinson and 9 great-grandchildren.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2nd in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services.  Rev. Tommy Murphy and Rev. Clyde Thomason will officiate.  The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Eddie McMahan Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of Yancey County and the staff at Smoky Ridge for the wonderful care given to Lawrence.

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Eva Jo Garland
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Dear Charlene and all the family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. Mr. Bolick always brightened my day with his smile. When I passed his door at the nursing home and asked him how things were going, he would say, "Just fine." He never complained and you could always see Jesus in his face. And now he is with Him. I pray God gives you peace and strength and precious memories. Love and prayers. Eva Jo Garland

Martha Blevins
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Charlene and family. I am so sorry this time has come in your life. I 'm
sure Lawrence will be missed by every one who knew him. I always liked
him from the " younger " years as kids in school until we both aged a bit.
God Bless you, and I am so sorry. Martha Blevins

Pamela L Edwards
   Posted Mon May 01, 2017
Prayers for your family during this terrible time.

Lisa Benge
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
What a special blessing it was to me to have known Lawrence. When I was having a bad day at work I could go into speak to him and he would make my day much brighter. He was a true Christian witness and he loved his Jesus and his family. Go rest high on that mountain my brother. You are with Jesus now.

Charles Cutshall
   Posted Tue May 02, 2017
So sorry to hear about you uncle's death! Love you bunches.....

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