Richard “Dickie” Bolles
April 13, 1940 -
January 29, 2019

Visitation

January 30, 2019
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Service 

January 31, 2019
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Richard “Dickie” Bolles, age 78, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 11 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Bolles was born on April 13, 1940 in Fayetteville, TN to the late Irvin Alexander and Verne Irene Finney Bolles. He was the owner of Bolles Realty & Auction. He was a member of Fayetteville Church of God, previously attended West End Baptist Church and grew up in Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He was a football and baseball coach and teacher at Flintville High School. He was also an Elks Lodge and Masonic Lodge member for 30 years. Mr. Bolles passed away on January 29, 2019 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Dean Kimbrough Bolles; son, Richard Bradford “Brad” Bolles both of Fayetteville, TN; daughter, Janna Marie Bolles (Greg) Shope of Cookeville, TN; Brad and Janna’s mother, Janice Bolles; granddaughter, Cassie Shope of Cookeville, TN; sister, Lynn (Frank) Drewry of Murfreesboro, TN; and special companion, Lady the Dog.

Visitation with the family will be held at 4 PM until 7 PM on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Elks Rights will be offered at 7 PM by Elks Lodge Post 1792.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville – Lincoln County Humane Society at 1718 Pulaski Hwy, Fayetteville, TN 37334. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Bolles.

Video Services

53 Comments

  1. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    Brad, Janna and family…I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    Reply
  2. Kim Halcomb Cowart.

    Brad, Janna, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Dickie was a good man with a big heart. He& my dad we’re friends and was a teacher and friend of mine. He will be missed by many. Prayers are with you.

    Reply
  3. Mary Wilson

    Brad ,so sorry for the loss of your dad. I remember him from high school.

    Reply
  4. Margie Ables

    So sorry Shirley! I did not realize this was your Husband! I will be praying for you my Sweet Friend! Love you

    Reply
  5. Margie Ables

    So sorry Shirley! I did not realize this was your Husband! I will ne praying for you my Sweet Friend! Love you

    Reply
  6. Lynn Bolles Drewry

    Our family is so appreciative of all these comments. They are indeed a comfort and we thank each of you.

    Reply
  7. Ken Pamplin

    Whether on the football field or teaching heath and economics at Flintville High, that’s how I remember Coach Bolles. Miss Janice was also my first grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary. To the family and close friends, so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  8. Cindy Wall

    Coach Bolles always made me smile. We had so many memories at Flintville High football , Driver’s Ed, visiting at my parents’, and reminiscing whenever I’d see him. Rest In Peace, Coach.

    Reply
  9. Steve Woodard

    Coach Bolles, great man, father, co-worker and coach. Brad, I’m sorry for your lost! Prayers are with you and your family! I wish I were in town.

    Reply
  10. Robin Shelton

    Coach Bolles was a special man. I loved him as a teacher and a friend in my adulthood. I will miss his smile and his bubbly personality. Shirley, Brad and Janna, allow your memories to see you through to brighter days.

    Reply
  11. Carol Simms Young

    Shirley so sorry about Dickie your in my prayers

    Reply
  12. Ola M Archer

    My deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of Coach Billed. Have many, many fond memories of him from our days at Flintville High School. Sad to say that I had not seen him in a while but when I did he was the same ole Coach. Fly high my friend and hopefully you and Coach Duggin can put together some pretty good teams among the clouds. Thanks for time at FHS – Class of ’75.

    Reply
  13. Mike & Nancy Hopson

    Thanks to Dickie for his many years of service to our community! Thanks for his years as a Law Enforcement Officer and Fayetteville Alderman!
    God of the Bible please be with Dickie’s family as they remember their loving Dad/husband!

    Reply
  14. Harold (Pete) Rudd

    May each of you find peace in knowing he is beyond pain and that you have a lifetime of memories to sustain you. Find comfort in each other and in your faith.

    Reply
  15. George and Faye Massey

    Sorry to learn of Dickie’s passing. He was a long time friend and great teammate. Our thoughts are with his family. Rest well, Dickie.

    Reply
  16. Andrea Long

    My thoughts and prayers for you, Shirley, and family. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  17. Gayle Pridmore

    You will be fondly remembered by David and myself. We had really
    great times at Highland Rim with you, Mr Dean and Coach Young. You will always be Coach Bolles to us.

    Reply
  18. Michael Seal

    Janna we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and traveling mercies as you travel home.

    Reply
    • Janna

      Thank you so much Mike and Elaine!

      Reply
  19. Reeves & Janice Carr

    One of my favorite people .So many good memories of his family and especially his sister. He was a true friend and loved his home town and county. He will be missed by many.

    Reply
  20. Sherry Vann Abboud

    Truly a kind man and wonderful teacher. Prayers of peace for all.

    Reply
  21. Steve and Janet Lanier

    Prayers for the family. He was my husband’s coach and mentor. He was also my sister’s and my teacher at Highland Rim. Rest In Peace, Coach!

    Reply
  22. Steve and Janet Lanier

    Prayers for the family. Coach Bolles was one great man! He coached and mentored my husband and taught both my sister and me at Highland Rim. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  23. Janette Mckin Askins

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping all the family in my prayers.

    Reply
  24. Don Reed

    My condolences to his family.

    Reply
  25. Tony Smith

    sorry to hear this news. the family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  26. Harold McGehee

    Dickie was my roommate at Belmont College in the early 1960’s. I was a Flintville grad and he was from Central but we still became good friends. We saw each other through some memorable occasions! My sympathy to the entire family.

    Reply
  27. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Our family has so many wonderful memories of Dickie – as a teacher, coach and dear friend. May God provide comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  28. Phil McPherson

    RIP Coach. Prayers for Janna and Brad.

    Reply
  29. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Lynn so sorry to hear about Dickie I knew he was sick but I stay in so much I was not aware he was so sick. It really makes you think when we start loosing the ones younger than we are. My Prayers will be with your and Dickie’s family. I am sorry I will not be able to attend his Service. Love to you all. Joyce

    Reply
  30. Rickey Honey

    Great friend and coach! Prayers to the family@ Coach I got one more fastball for you when we meet again!

    Reply
  31. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Last night on one of my frequent drives around the Fayetteville Square I noticed Dickie’s Real Estate office & wondered how he was. Isn’t it strange how you think of a person & the next day you read their obituary. I have known him thru the years as an outgoing businessman who truly enjoyed interacting with people & making friends. Can’t you just see his million dollar smile at that “big auction” in heaven? What a happy reunion! My sympathy to the family. RIP Dickie, with no pain or worries.

    Reply
  32. Sandra Chunn

    So sorry to hear of Dickies passing. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

    Reply
  33. Jeff and Karen Russ

    Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Dickie passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  34. Darrin simms

    So sorry for your loss, he was a good man, great coach and always full of advice.

    Reply
  35. Scott Gilliam

    Dickie was one of the best men that I have known. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Dickie.

    Reply
  36. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Janna, Brad and family,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Many prayers and thoughts at this time!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  37. Karen Owens Moore

    My sincere condolences for the family of Coach Dickie Boles. He will be fondly remembered as one of nicest teachers, with the biggest smile! Karen Moore -Flintville High Class of “72”

    Reply
  38. Monyica Anderson

    My love and prayers go out to his family. He was a kind, funny, and great friend. He will be missed.

    Reply
  39. David Ingram

    My condolences. Coach Bolles was my coach at Highland Rim many years ago and made a lasting impression on me. Liked to stop in his office to say hello during my Fayetteville visits.

    Reply
  40. John and Carolyn Ellis

    Dickie was indeed an asset to Lincoln County! We enjoyed his antics at the auctions and he LOVED our church. We were so happy when he joined our church family. He and his wife, Shirley, became a constant addition and they were also a GREAT inspiration to us… PRAISE GOD Shirley still is! Our prayers will now go up for his ENTIRE family, for peace. As Dickie is now at peace in our Father’s Arms!

    Reply
  41. Judy Stafford

    My prayers and thoughts for the family of Dickie. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Dickie Bolles was my youngest brothers football coach in the first years of Flintville High School football. Fun times.
    Bless you all,
    Judy Stafford

    Reply
  42. Linda Holland

    Brad and Janna, I am so sorry to read your dad’s obituary. You, Cliff, and Cindy spent many happy hours growing up as neighbors and friends on Highland Drive. Thinking of both of you.

    Reply
  43. Pam Stanley

    I am so sorry Janice & your children for your loss. Praying for comfort & peace for you during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  44. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    My thoughts and prayers for the family of my dear friend Dickie. May God comfort you all now and in the days ahead..Dickie will be missed by everyone that was blessed to be his friend.

    Reply
  45. Randall Shepard

    Condolences to the family. Mr. Bolles spent Sunday afternoons grading film at my parents’ house during the Flintville football years when I was just a boy. Always quick with a smile.

    Reply
  46. JANET Lindsay

    Dickie was a classmate and a special friend! He will be missed. Many prayers for Shirley, Brad, and Janna.

    Reply
  47. Jeff & Fayna Sargent

    I’m proud to say that Dickie was one of my dearest friends. He was kind, considerate, and most of all, loyal to his friends! He helped me through some bad times and was there to help enjoy the good times. Lincoln County has lost a Good and Decent Man, and he will be forever missed by those who knew him.

    Reply
  48. David Ingram

    My condolences, coach Bolles was my coach at Highland Rim. Made a lasting impression. Always made a point to stop in his business on the square to say hello during my visits.

    Reply
  49. Rick Hollis

    Coach Bolles was an outstanding individual that would give you the shirt of his back to help you. A man of men, trusted by many and missed by all.

    Reply
  50. Karen Gilliam

    I was just thinking of him last week and wondering how he was doing. Now he’s at peace and no longer suffering. My sincere condolences to his family.

    Reply
  51. Debby kinser Stowe

    I’m so sorry. One of my memorable teachers.

    Reply
  52. Kay Brewer

    Dickie was very likeable and enjoyed knowing him.

    Reply

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Memories

53 Comments

  1. Dena and Jimmy Kincaid

    Brad, Janna and family…I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.

    Reply
  2. Kim Halcomb Cowart.

    Brad, Janna, I’m sorry to hear of your loss. Mr. Dickie was a good man with a big heart. He& my dad we’re friends and was a teacher and friend of mine. He will be missed by many. Prayers are with you.

    Reply
  3. Mary Wilson

    Brad ,so sorry for the loss of your dad. I remember him from high school.

    Reply
  4. Margie Ables

    So sorry Shirley! I did not realize this was your Husband! I will be praying for you my Sweet Friend! Love you

    Reply
  5. Margie Ables

    So sorry Shirley! I did not realize this was your Husband! I will ne praying for you my Sweet Friend! Love you

    Reply
  6. Lynn Bolles Drewry

    Our family is so appreciative of all these comments. They are indeed a comfort and we thank each of you.

    Reply
  7. Ken Pamplin

    Whether on the football field or teaching heath and economics at Flintville High, that’s how I remember Coach Bolles. Miss Janice was also my first grade teacher at Lincoln Elementary. To the family and close friends, so sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  8. Cindy Wall

    Coach Bolles always made me smile. We had so many memories at Flintville High football , Driver’s Ed, visiting at my parents’, and reminiscing whenever I’d see him. Rest In Peace, Coach.

    Reply
  9. Steve Woodard

    Coach Bolles, great man, father, co-worker and coach. Brad, I’m sorry for your lost! Prayers are with you and your family! I wish I were in town.

    Reply
  10. Robin Shelton

    Coach Bolles was a special man. I loved him as a teacher and a friend in my adulthood. I will miss his smile and his bubbly personality. Shirley, Brad and Janna, allow your memories to see you through to brighter days.

    Reply
  11. Carol Simms Young

    Shirley so sorry about Dickie your in my prayers

    Reply
  12. Ola M Archer

    My deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of Coach Billed. Have many, many fond memories of him from our days at Flintville High School. Sad to say that I had not seen him in a while but when I did he was the same ole Coach. Fly high my friend and hopefully you and Coach Duggin can put together some pretty good teams among the clouds. Thanks for time at FHS – Class of ’75.

    Reply
  13. Mike & Nancy Hopson

    Thanks to Dickie for his many years of service to our community! Thanks for his years as a Law Enforcement Officer and Fayetteville Alderman!
    God of the Bible please be with Dickie’s family as they remember their loving Dad/husband!

    Reply
  14. Harold (Pete) Rudd

    May each of you find peace in knowing he is beyond pain and that you have a lifetime of memories to sustain you. Find comfort in each other and in your faith.

    Reply
  15. George and Faye Massey

    Sorry to learn of Dickie’s passing. He was a long time friend and great teammate. Our thoughts are with his family. Rest well, Dickie.

    Reply
  16. Andrea Long

    My thoughts and prayers for you, Shirley, and family. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  17. Gayle Pridmore

    You will be fondly remembered by David and myself. We had really
    great times at Highland Rim with you, Mr Dean and Coach Young. You will always be Coach Bolles to us.

    Reply
  18. Michael Seal

    Janna we are so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family and traveling mercies as you travel home.

    Reply
    • Janna

      Thank you so much Mike and Elaine!

      Reply
  19. Reeves & Janice Carr

    One of my favorite people .So many good memories of his family and especially his sister. He was a true friend and loved his home town and county. He will be missed by many.

    Reply
  20. Sherry Vann Abboud

    Truly a kind man and wonderful teacher. Prayers of peace for all.

    Reply
  21. Steve and Janet Lanier

    Prayers for the family. He was my husband’s coach and mentor. He was also my sister’s and my teacher at Highland Rim. Rest In Peace, Coach!

    Reply
  22. Steve and Janet Lanier

    Prayers for the family. Coach Bolles was one great man! He coached and mentored my husband and taught both my sister and me at Highland Rim. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  23. Janette Mckin Askins

    So sorry for your loss. Keeping all the family in my prayers.

    Reply
  24. Don Reed

    My condolences to his family.

    Reply
  25. Tony Smith

    sorry to hear this news. the family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  26. Harold McGehee

    Dickie was my roommate at Belmont College in the early 1960’s. I was a Flintville grad and he was from Central but we still became good friends. We saw each other through some memorable occasions! My sympathy to the entire family.

    Reply
  27. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Our family has so many wonderful memories of Dickie – as a teacher, coach and dear friend. May God provide comfort and peace during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  28. Phil McPherson

    RIP Coach. Prayers for Janna and Brad.

    Reply
  29. Joyce Kelso Johnson

    Lynn so sorry to hear about Dickie I knew he was sick but I stay in so much I was not aware he was so sick. It really makes you think when we start loosing the ones younger than we are. My Prayers will be with your and Dickie’s family. I am sorry I will not be able to attend his Service. Love to you all. Joyce

    Reply
  30. Rickey Honey

    Great friend and coach! Prayers to the family@ Coach I got one more fastball for you when we meet again!

    Reply
  31. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Last night on one of my frequent drives around the Fayetteville Square I noticed Dickie’s Real Estate office & wondered how he was. Isn’t it strange how you think of a person & the next day you read their obituary. I have known him thru the years as an outgoing businessman who truly enjoyed interacting with people & making friends. Can’t you just see his million dollar smile at that “big auction” in heaven? What a happy reunion! My sympathy to the family. RIP Dickie, with no pain or worries.

    Reply
  32. Sandra Chunn

    So sorry to hear of Dickies passing. Thoughts and prayers for all the family.

    Reply
  33. Jeff and Karen Russ

    Shirley and family, so sorry to hear of Dickie passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Reply
  34. Darrin simms

    So sorry for your loss, he was a good man, great coach and always full of advice.

    Reply
  35. Scott Gilliam

    Dickie was one of the best men that I have known. He will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace Dickie.

    Reply
  36. Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Janna, Brad and family,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. Many prayers and thoughts at this time!
    Lenace Hyde Vaughn

    Reply
  37. Karen Owens Moore

    My sincere condolences for the family of Coach Dickie Boles. He will be fondly remembered as one of nicest teachers, with the biggest smile! Karen Moore -Flintville High Class of “72”

    Reply
  38. Monyica Anderson

    My love and prayers go out to his family. He was a kind, funny, and great friend. He will be missed.

    Reply
  39. David Ingram

    My condolences. Coach Bolles was my coach at Highland Rim many years ago and made a lasting impression on me. Liked to stop in his office to say hello during my Fayetteville visits.

    Reply
  40. John and Carolyn Ellis

    Dickie was indeed an asset to Lincoln County! We enjoyed his antics at the auctions and he LOVED our church. We were so happy when he joined our church family. He and his wife, Shirley, became a constant addition and they were also a GREAT inspiration to us… PRAISE GOD Shirley still is! Our prayers will now go up for his ENTIRE family, for peace. As Dickie is now at peace in our Father’s Arms!

    Reply
  41. Judy Stafford

    My prayers and thoughts for the family of Dickie. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. Dickie Bolles was my youngest brothers football coach in the first years of Flintville High School football. Fun times.
    Bless you all,
    Judy Stafford

    Reply
  42. Linda Holland

    Brad and Janna, I am so sorry to read your dad’s obituary. You, Cliff, and Cindy spent many happy hours growing up as neighbors and friends on Highland Drive. Thinking of both of you.

    Reply
  43. Pam Stanley

    I am so sorry Janice & your children for your loss. Praying for comfort & peace for you during this time of sorrow.

    Reply
  44. Ray and Sue Cary Simmons

    My thoughts and prayers for the family of my dear friend Dickie. May God comfort you all now and in the days ahead..Dickie will be missed by everyone that was blessed to be his friend.

    Reply
  45. Randall Shepard

    Condolences to the family. Mr. Bolles spent Sunday afternoons grading film at my parents’ house during the Flintville football years when I was just a boy. Always quick with a smile.

    Reply
  46. JANET Lindsay

    Dickie was a classmate and a special friend! He will be missed. Many prayers for Shirley, Brad, and Janna.

    Reply
  47. Jeff & Fayna Sargent

    I’m proud to say that Dickie was one of my dearest friends. He was kind, considerate, and most of all, loyal to his friends! He helped me through some bad times and was there to help enjoy the good times. Lincoln County has lost a Good and Decent Man, and he will be forever missed by those who knew him.

    Reply
  48. David Ingram

    My condolences, coach Bolles was my coach at Highland Rim. Made a lasting impression. Always made a point to stop in his business on the square to say hello during my visits.

    Reply
  49. Rick Hollis

    Coach Bolles was an outstanding individual that would give you the shirt of his back to help you. A man of men, trusted by many and missed by all.

    Reply
  50. Karen Gilliam

    I was just thinking of him last week and wondering how he was doing. Now he’s at peace and no longer suffering. My sincere condolences to his family.

    Reply
  51. Debby kinser Stowe

    I’m so sorry. One of my memorable teachers.

    Reply
  52. Kay Brewer

    Dickie was very likeable and enjoyed knowing him.

    Reply

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