Stanley Evans Boling

September 20, 1956May 11, 2018
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Stanley Evans Boling, 61, entered eternal rest on May 11, 2018. He was born in Batavia, New York on September 20, 1956.

Stanley received his BSN from ETSU and Master’s degree from St. Francis College and dedicated his life to helping and serving others in healthcare. In 1978, he worked as a nurse in the neurology unit at Ft. Sanders Medical Center. He later left Knoxville to get certified in neurology in Texas before returning to Knoxville. Stanley served various roles such as the Director of Nursing, Division Leader, and ending as Vice President of Senior Services when he retired in 2017. His service to others in the healthcare industry totaled 34 years, 6 months, and 13 days of service—a lifetime of impact in helping others.

He is survived by his life partner, David McGill; parents, Maxon and Joan Boling; brother, Stuart Allan Boling and his wife, Amanda Womack Boling; Sister, Beth Boling Wright and husband, Scott; Sister, Bridget Boling Weber and husband, Shaun; nephews, Brian, Timothy, and Wesley; nieces, Mary Beth and Kim; nine great nieces and nephews; aunt, Margaret Ann Jessiman; mother of his partner, Aline Lyle; sister of his partner, Rita McGill, and numerous other family members and friends whom he cared for and who cared for him and will miss him dearly.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 in the Chapel of Berry Highland West, 9913 Sherrill Blvd Knoxville TN 37932. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, May 15, also in the Chapel. Interment will be private.


  • Visitation Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Stanley Evans Boling

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Janice Thomas

June 7, 2018

My sincere condolences to Stan's partner, to his parents, and to other family members. I worked as the recreation manager of the Oak Ridge Senior Center for 20 years, retiring in 2008. Stan was a vital part of the aging network, and one of the nicest people I have ever known. In addition to his hardworking dedication, he had the best sense of humor, and we shared many laughs over the years. I'll always remember him with admiration, respect and affection.

Teresa Lawson

May 22, 2018

I've been out of town so I am sorry for the delay. Stan was a great example to follow regarding caring about others especially seniors. He was such a strong figure in our senior networking community. I am sorry for your loss.

Kim Loveday

May 18, 2018

Stan was an awesome person with the sweetest smile! Always ready to give you a hug and funny conversation! He has helped me & so many others over the years and we will miss him greatly! Love you my friend!

Lauren Monahan

May 17, 2018

I don't think most people know the depth of Stan's outreach. I am the director of the Strang Senior Center. It was because of Stan that this fabulous center got off the ground. He was there at every turn, every step, working, sharing, donating, fundraising, providing....most don't know just how instrumental he was over the last 20 years. There's nothing in this building that doesn't have his touch on it. I've never met such a selfless man. He will be in my heart forever.

Karen Wilken

May 16, 2018

I first met Stan in graduate school,and later we worked for the same health care system Covenant Health. It didn't matter how long it had been since we had last seen each other he always greeted me warmly. When my husband died two years ago Stan sent me an incredibly kind and uplifting note. He was a very special person and I am fortunate to have known him.

Debra Hardin

May 15, 2018

I just found out about Stan being called home to be with Jesus. I have know him since 1989 and he was a truly great friend. He would do anything for you. Through the years we have had a lot of laughs together and I will truly miss him. Stan, you have taken care of so many people in your short life time, now Jesus wants to take care of you. Rest in peace my friend.

Marty Oglesby

May 15, 2018

I entered Farragut Jr High (69? 70?) and Stanley and Kenny Norwood were my pals from day one. I am so sorry to hear of his passing - prayers and best wishes to the family and loved ones. -Marty Oglesby

danyell schoene

May 15, 2018

That sweet smile. Always there, no matter what. We had the great pleasure of working with Stan at the South Knoxville Senior Center, and he was also a great help to me when my dad was at FSRMC. We will miss him so much and are sending prayers to his partner and family. Stan, you made our souls so happy. Godspeed, our friend.

Danyell and Janet
South Knox Senior Center

Gene Pickett

May 14, 2018

Knoxville has lost one of the most precious souls to have ever existed. Stan had a way of engaging with you as if you were the most important person in the world. He was wise beyond imagination. He was one of the few people that you come across in life that immediately earned respect for wisdom, integrity and compassion. I am truly sad and feel I missed an opportunity to have learned and grown wiser just for being acquainted. Thank you Stan for all that you are to so many of us.

Cathy Freels

May 14, 2018

I had the opportunity to interact with Stan when I was with The United Way of Anderson County. Awesome person! So glad I got to know him.