John B. Bolling, 61, of Enterprise, Ala., went to be with his Lord Monday, March 12, 2007 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center from injuries sustained in a helicopter crash.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, at 10 a.m. from Open Door Baptist Church with the Rev. John McCrummen officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Meadowlawn Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrell Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at Open Door Baptist Church, Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. and continue until service time. The family will be at the home of Sam Stone, 204 Allegheny Lane in Enterprise. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions are made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 310173, Enterprise, AL 36331-0173.
John was born May 18, 1945 in Liberty, Texas to the late Henry R. and Eleanor Hayes Bolling. After high school he entered the U.S. Army retiring in 1988 after having served 20 years. He was presently serving as a civilian instructor pilot. He was a veteran of the Vietnam war where he served as a medevac pilot. He was a member of Open Door Baptist Church as well as the Gideon’s International.
Survivors include his wife, Jody Bolling, Enterprise, Ala.; daughter, Betsy Lee (John), Port Lavaca, Texas; son, Robert H. Bolling (Heather), Katy, Texas; sister, Dianne Miller (Brooks), Liberty, Texas; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.