|Birth: ||May 23, 1918|
|Death: ||Oct. 3, 1996|
James Elmer Bolian, Sr., son of Homer Archibald and Liza Arlena Garner Bolian, was born near High Point, MO. He departed this life in Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO. On Sep 30, 1940, he was united in marriage to Vernice Elmira Lawler, and to this union four sons and one daughter were born. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sons, Jarret Max and Reginald Lawler Bolian. Elmer is survived by his wife of 56 years Vernice; two sons and daughters-in-law, James E., Jr. and Elizabeth Bolian and Roderick and Karen Bolian; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Steven Dabney; two grandsons Trent and Trevor; four sisters Verna Davis, Vula Hogan and June Davis and Mildred Bolian; a number of nieces and nephews; as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He was born and raised near High Point in Wright County. After he and Vernice were married, they made their home in the St. George community and lovingly raised their family. For several years, he drove a school bus for the Mountain Grove Schools. From 1957 until his retirement in 1983, he was employed by the Missouri State Highway Department. Elmer had made his profession of faith in Christ, and through the years attended the Pleasant Grove "Cope" Free Will Baptist Church. He loved singing and enjoyed doing solos and also singing with quartets. His family was very important to him and he loved having his children and grandchildren around him. In his spare time he enjoyed reading. Elmer was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, and was a caring neighbor and friend. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. Burial: Coldwater Cemetery.
Created by: Juanita Sloan Lowrance
Record added: Jun 14, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14606221
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