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.