Gordon B. "Shorty" Bolick, age 90, of 9069 Blackberry Road, Lenoir, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, August 16, 2014, at Watauga Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Bolick, who was known by many as "Shorty", was born March 20, 1924 in Caldwell County, a son of the late Aaron Butler Bolick and Celia Ford Bolick. He was a World War II Veteran, serving his country from 1944 until 1946.

"Shorty" is survived by his loving wife of seventy-two years, Belle Knight Bolick, of the home, four sons, Jerry Bolick and wife Doris of Hickory, Jim Bolick and wife Connie of Twin Bridges, Montana, Benny Bolick and wife Carol of Lenoir and Dennis Bolick and wife Paula of Lenoir, three daughters Rebecca Miller and husband Mike of Boone, Norma Eggers and husband David of Blowing Rock, and Mildred Johnson and husband John of Lenoir, a sister-in-law Iantha Bolick of Hickory, twenty grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and thirty-four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addititon to his parents, Mr. Bolick was preceded in death by a brother, Doyle Bolick, a sister, Sylvia Bolick Day, two daughters-in-law, Joanne Storie Bolick and Nancy Powell Bolick, and two precious grandchildren, Robin Devanna Bolick and Jeremy Gordon Bolick.

Funeral services for Mr. Gordon B. "Shorty" Bolick will be conducted Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The body will lie in state, at the chapel, from 1:00 o'clock until 2:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Brent Bolick. Military graveside rites and burial, provided by Caldwell County Veterans Honor Guard, Inc., will follow in the Bolick Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday evening, August 18 from 6:00 o'clock until 8:00 o'clock at Hampton Funeral Service.

Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to Blowing Rock Fire and Rescue, in care of Kent Graham, 8001 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605.

Online condolences may be sent to the Bolick family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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