Col. Edward Snow "Ted" Bolen, USAF (Ret.)
October 17, 1938 - July 21, 2014
Warner Robins, GA- Edward Snow "Ted" Bolen, 75, entered into rest on Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ted was born on October 17, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to the late William Edward and Attlie Snow Bolen. With pride and honor, he served our country in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was the Wing Commander of the Transport Unit. Ted retired with the prestigious rank of Colonel.
After his military retirement, he worked for the Houston County Board of Education teaching speech and language for special education at Northside Elementary and Houston County High School.
He was a graduate of Auburn University and avid fan of the Tigers. Ted attended all of their home and bowl games. He was also able to attend the 2010 National Championship Game. He later earned a Master's Degree from The University of Oklahoma.
Ted's memory will forever be treasured by his loving wife of fifteen years, Gerry Bolen of Warner Robins; children, Barbara Bolen Branden of Warner Robins and William C. Bolen of Chattanooga, Tennessee; stepchildren, Jana Hall Purvis of Macon, Dee Dee Smylie (Marvin) of Oviedo, Florida, and Christle Hall Spires (Randy) of Jeffersonville, Georgia; grandson, Adam Lucas III, (Lynae Radke) of Macon; great-grandson, Gryffin Lucas of Macon; seven step-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and former spouse, Frances Gregg Bolen of Warner Robins.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at McCullough Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2014 in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Full Military Honors will be rendered at the graveside services at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. A funeral procession will depart from McCullough Funeral Home at 1:20 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations in Colonel Bolen's honor to Tigers Unlimited, P.O. Box 351, Auburn, AL 36831, www.auburntigers.com/tigersunlimited/giving/ or to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
Go to www.mcculloughfh.com to sign the Online Registry for the family. McCullough Funeral Home and Crematory has charge of arrangements.
McCullough Funeral Home
417 South Houston Lake Road
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Published in The Telegraph on July 23, 2014