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Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway PO Box 337, Greenville, OH

OBITUARY

Gary L. Bolin

7 December, 19519 December, 2019
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Gary L. Bolin, age 68 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 7:52 PM Monday December 9, 2019 in the Miami Valley Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Gary was born December 7, 1951 in Union City, Indiana and the son of June (Timmons) Bevans of Greenville and the late James Bolin.

He retired in 2014 from the Beauty Systems Group of Greenville, enjoyed watching college and NFL football, and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan. Gary was known by all as the ultimate jokester and always left you with a big smile on your face.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother Kenny Bolin November 2017

Gary is survived by his wife Kay L. (Beisner) “Hine” Bolin of Greenville. They were married March 26, 1995. Also children Josh J. (Carly) Bolin of Versailles, Patrick M. Hine of Cincinnati and Heather L. (Josh) Stith of Greenville; grandchildren Jacob Bolin, Gavin Bolin, Leland Bolin, Nadia Bolin, Emma Stith and Kylee Stith; brothers Mikel Bolin and Jim (Tammy) Bolin all of Greenville; sisters Cathy (Mike) Wright of Union City, Ohio and Chris (Jerry) Nestor of Greenville; sister-in-law Martha Hine of Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday December 17, 2019 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Todd Reish officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday December 16,2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the American Heart Association.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 16 December , 2019
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, 17 December , 2019

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Lynne Timmerman

19 December 2019

Playing baseball, hide-n-seek, volleyball or just hanging out with neighborhood kids was always more fun when Gary or Jim or both joined in. Gary could always make me laugh. Gary will always hold a special place in my heart as he was my first, very sweet kiss. 💕 Rest In Peace, Gary.

Pam & Roy Younger Naomi R. Green

17 December 2019

Gary's family, So very sorry to hear about Gary. We were old childhood friends. We lived on Caroline St. in Union City where we grew up together. God Bless your family at this difficult time in your lives.

St John Lutheran Church Greenville

15 December 2019

To the family of Gary Bolin,
We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May the God of Peace be with you and grant you His comfort that, as you mourn the loss of your loved one, you are reminded of the sure and certain promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus.
In the love of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Members of St John Lutheran Church

kathy hilderbrand

15 December 2019

I worked with Gary on second shift. Gary always made everyone laugh and will always remember working across from him and he would start singing, then everyone would join in. My favorite would be when Love Shack would come on Gary would sing it loudly and everyone one would smile at him. so everytime I hear that I hear that song, i will always remember you. Will miss you my friend, keep on singing up there.

George Mayer

14 December 2019

Worked with Gary and Kay BSG had a lot of talks with Gary . He was a good guy and will be missed

Amber Frazier

13 December 2019

I worked with both Kay and Gary at BSG. Gary was always funny and always made me laugh. I missed him after he retired. I will miss him now also. RIH Gary!!

Jess Erwin

13 December 2019

I worked with Gary on 3rd shift at BSG. He was always fun to talk to, making everybody laugh, and just an easygoing, laidback guy. RIH my friend.

Jamie Billenstein (Dohme)

13 December 2019

Gary was so much fun to work with and he always had a piece of candy for me! He will truly be missed.

Sandy Hernandez

12 December 2019

We shared many a laugh together. Memories I will always carry with me. You will be missed my friend. See you when I get home!

Ida Jeanette Miniard-Noggle

12 December 2019

Can't believe you are gone.
Haven't seen you in a long time but remember the days we DJayed at the Rail.....always alot of fun.
God bless you Gary , you and your family.Rest easy .
You will be sorely missed.

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Biography

      Gary L. Bolin was a natural leader whose winning presence allowed him to take control of various situations with ease. Equipped with a clear and calculating focus, he possessed a tough-minded, “take charge” attitude. He had the ability to make even routine situations seem exciting, and he was at ease with the role of playing problem solver. Gary always sought out the scene of where the action was. Sociable, analytical and pleasant, Gary was an individual who enjoyed life’s challenges.

      Gary was born on December 7, 1951 at Union City in Union City Indiana. His parents were James & June Bolin. Gary was raised in Union City. Always able to express himself well, Gary possessed strong interpersonal skills. He was optimistic in his outlook on life and was able at all times to be open and direct in his communication. Armed with a great wit, Gary was raised to be accepting of others and to implement a strong personal work ethic.

      Blessed with a balanced attitude, Gary was able to relate well with others. His occasional role as family mediator gave him the opportunity to ease tense situations when they occurred. Gary was raised with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. He had 2 older brothers Mikel and Jim and one younger brother Kenny and 2 younger sisters Kathy and Chris. Gary had a strong desire to be treated fairly and would readily offer others the same fairness in return.

      As a young child, Gary showed his creative ability in many ways. He was outgoing and animated. Gary enjoyed new activities and pursued a variety of interests. He took part in Track & Field, going to state,and Basketball.

      Known to others as a focused, logical, open-minded and somewhat driven individual, Gary was able to utilize these qualities to succeed in high school. His curious nature was spurred by his ability to maximize his personal learning style through employing a hands-on approach. He was good with facts and had an excellent memory. He graduated from Mississinewa High School in 1969. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers.

      On March 26, 1995 Gary exchanged wedding vows with Kay Beisner Hine at the St. John Lutheran Church of Greenville, OH. Gary was attentive to Kay's feelings, and he charmed Kay and others with his gift for being able to give freely and generously. A good listener with an engaging personality, Gary was able to bring pleasure and unexpected humor to the relationship.

      Very much like a kid himself, Gary identified with the inquisitive and creative side of his children’s personalities. He was able to direct his energy and spontaneity towards helping his children acquire added common sense skills. Gary was blessed with three children, Two sons, Josh and Patrick and one daughter, Heather. They were also blessed with 6 Grandchildren, Emma & Kylee, Jacob, Gavin, Leland, Nadia.

      Gary was a flexible worker who was able to draw the best from others around him. A persuasive individual who was quick to make necessary decisions, Gary’s strengths included being able to think on his feet. He could be a leader who sought impact for his decisions. Gifted with an incredible ability to read body language, Gary was able to positively manipulate situations and motivate others in order to get a task completed. He was a good negotiator who enjoyed new challenges. Gary could multi-task, and he was endowed with entrepreneurial spirit, allowing him to think beyond standard norms when it came to resolving issues in his work environment. His primary occupation was a Picker. He was employed for BSG.

      Gary enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. He had something of an artistic flair in many of the things that he did. He put this creativity toward all of his pastimes. His favorite pursuits were owning a Snack Shop with his wife and kids. He was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Because he liked to take risks, Gary was a perfect match for athletics and exercise. He was enthusiastic and confident about these activities. Recreational sports included helping with the family Taxi Service in Union City. Gary was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were the Philedelphia Eagles, the Cleveland Indians and Notre Dame.

      Gary held close traditional values and as a result, faith was important to him. He was a member of the Eagles.

      Travel and vacations were experiences that Gary truly enjoyed. He preferred to seek out excitement wherever he went and he was partial to vacations that were casual and laid back with an atmosphere of “live and let live.” He was willing to leave his plans open and flexible, just in case something more interesting came along. Favorite vacations included going to Florida and Chicago.

      Gary was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Gary’s favorites was Sophie and Josie. They were best friends for 11 years.

      When Gary’s retirement finally came in 2014, he was well prepared. He used logical analysis of his retirement options in order to ensure his retirement would be fulfilling. Still, he was able to easily adapt to possible changes and enjoyed just having fun and being relaxed.

      Gary passed away on December 9, 2019 at Miami Valley Hospital. Gary fought congestive heart failure. He is survived by His wife and Children. Services were held at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home. Gary was laid to rest in St John Lutheran Cemetary.

      Gary was the kind of person who could win others over easily. A concrete communicator, he relied on his senses to increase his involvement and awareness of others. He was always able to provide amusing repartee to his friends and acquaintances, offering a seemingly endless supply of quips, anecdotes, jokes and stories. If Gary had a theme song written about him, it might well have been “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” He enjoyed his life and the experience of living it. This is how everyone will remember Gary L. Bolin.