Philip Wyane Bolander
September 10, 1937 -
March 1, 2024

Visitation

March 4, 2024
5 PM - 8 PM

Service 

March 5, 2024
11 AM

Interment

March 5, 2024
Obituary

Funeral service for Philip Wyane Bolander, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN, will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Don Hudson and Bro. Ley Jean officiating. Burial will follow in the Blanche Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Monday, March 4, 2024, and from 10 AM until the time of service on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Higgins Funeral Home.

Philip was born on September 10, 1937, in Lincoln County, Tennessee to the late Johnnie A. Bolander and Mary Suvilla Turner Bolander. He was a 1955 graduate of Blanche High School, attended Middle Tennessee State College (now MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN and after college served in the US Air Force. Mr. Bolander worked as a purchasing manager with Construction Materials Inc. of Montgomery, AL. Philip was very active in community affairs including Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in Petersburg and Lewisburg, volunteering at the Petersburg Senior Citizen Center, a member of American Legion Post 155, and a member of the Howell Church of Christ. Mr. Bolander enjoyed watching UT Sports, listening to and playing bluegrass music, playing with his Yorkies, and spending time with his family. Philip passed away on March 1, 2024, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Josephine “Jo” Bolander; granddaughter, Heather Hamilton (Wallace) Woods; brother, Thomas (Bettie) Bolander; sisters-in-law, Norma Bolander; Karen (Randy) Whitehead, Sharon (Fred) Tate; nieces and nephews, Katera Bolander, Andrew (Marlene) Bolander, Alice Kay Bolander (Brad Beecher), Tracy Lynn Weise, Tammy (Keith) Couch, Carla (Darren) May, Wendi (Cameron) Westmoreland, Jamie Powell, David (Jill) Bartlett, Chris (Christy) Gault, and Timothy Powell; great-nieces and great-nephews, Paige Bolander, Ethan Bolander, Chloe Hallars, Jimmy Hallars, Reagan Elizabeth Weise, and Charles Thomas Weise; and numerous extended family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by his son, Philip Todd Bolander; brother, Wiley Andrew Bolander; and sisters-in-law, Phyllis Mills, and Janice Gault.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tennessee Children’s Home, P.O. Box 10, Spring Hill, TN 37174.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Philip Wyane Bolander.

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9 Comments

  1. Carla stovall

    Mr. Phil was good to me when I worked under him as Mayor and continued the friendship later as we both moved to other adventures. Prayers for Ms. Jo and family at this difficult time.

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  2. Donna Salyers

    Mr. Phil was a hoot! He was always joking and smiling. I enjoyed our talks while he would get his hair cut. He was a vital part of Petersburg and he will be greatly missed! Mrs. Jo and all the family, y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Blake Alsman

    I’ve known Phil for about nine years and have grown to care about him and Jo like they are family. Jo, I’m so sorry for his loss! He was such a funny, endearing, loving person. He always got a kick out of giving me grief, but beneath it was trust and mutual respect. He loved you so dearly. Many will surely miss him. It’s a comfort to know he was a man of God and that you will be reunited one day in Heaven. My family and I have you in our prayers.

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  4. Meredith Kowalski

    Mr. Bolander was a true gentleman. I thoroughly enjoyed his visits when he would come by the Townhall to pass the time of day or pay his water bill. He will be sorely missed by his beloved friends in Petersburg, and Fayetteville.

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  5. Faye M. Ellis

    Jo, so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Had only known him a few years but he was a very special friend. He always made me feel welcome at Church. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow.

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  6. Sherry Buchheit Hunter (Village Manor)

    Philip was a wonderful musician sharing his talent at Village Manor for years. I will certainly miss him. Such a caring man. I am so sorry Jo.

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  7. ,Rose Marie Mullinax Glover

    I have known Phil for approximately two years, much too short a time for such a wonderful gentleman. I knew him as an outgoing, caring, kind Christian man. When I moved to Tennessee,, he and his wife Jo made me feel so welcome. I will miss his smile and his hugs.

    Reply
  8. Brittany horn

    You was such a great ….great uncle you and my granny sure did love yalls Tennessee football games and blue grass music .God gained another angel. I know my granny will so be proud to see your smiling face now yall 2 don’t get into any trouble up in heaven .I’m praying for you aunt jo and Heather Woods. May you rest in peace uncle Philip

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  9. Lynn Towry Brown

    So sorry to hear this I’m Smith Towry daughter my grandmother was Velma Bolander Towry prayer to the family in your time of sorrow

    Reply

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9 Comments

  1. Carla stovall

    Mr. Phil was good to me when I worked under him as Mayor and continued the friendship later as we both moved to other adventures. Prayers for Ms. Jo and family at this difficult time.

    Reply
  2. Donna Salyers

    Mr. Phil was a hoot! He was always joking and smiling. I enjoyed our talks while he would get his hair cut. He was a vital part of Petersburg and he will be greatly missed! Mrs. Jo and all the family, y’all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  3. Blake Alsman

    I’ve known Phil for about nine years and have grown to care about him and Jo like they are family. Jo, I’m so sorry for his loss! He was such a funny, endearing, loving person. He always got a kick out of giving me grief, but beneath it was trust and mutual respect. He loved you so dearly. Many will surely miss him. It’s a comfort to know he was a man of God and that you will be reunited one day in Heaven. My family and I have you in our prayers.

    Reply
  4. Meredith Kowalski

    Mr. Bolander was a true gentleman. I thoroughly enjoyed his visits when he would come by the Townhall to pass the time of day or pay his water bill. He will be sorely missed by his beloved friends in Petersburg, and Fayetteville.

    Reply
  5. Faye M. Ellis

    Jo, so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. Had only known him a few years but he was a very special friend. He always made me feel welcome at Church. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  6. Sherry Buchheit Hunter (Village Manor)

    Philip was a wonderful musician sharing his talent at Village Manor for years. I will certainly miss him. Such a caring man. I am so sorry Jo.

    Reply
  7. ,Rose Marie Mullinax Glover

    I have known Phil for approximately two years, much too short a time for such a wonderful gentleman. I knew him as an outgoing, caring, kind Christian man. When I moved to Tennessee,, he and his wife Jo made me feel so welcome. I will miss his smile and his hugs.

    Reply
  8. Brittany horn

    You was such a great ….great uncle you and my granny sure did love yalls Tennessee football games and blue grass music .God gained another angel. I know my granny will so be proud to see your smiling face now yall 2 don’t get into any trouble up in heaven .I’m praying for you aunt jo and Heather Woods. May you rest in peace uncle Philip

    Reply
  9. Lynn Towry Brown

    So sorry to hear this I’m Smith Towry daughter my grandmother was Velma Bolander Towry prayer to the family in your time of sorrow

    Reply

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