WHITNEY, Texas – Ronald Thomas Bolen, 62, passed away on May 17, 2014. He was born in Tupelo on April 23, 1952, to William Thomas and Virginia Loraine Harville Bolen. He retired after 20 years of service from L3 in Waco as an aircraft mechanic. Hunting, fishing, boating and camping as well as waterskiing and a love of the outdoors were his favorite pastimes. He enjoyed all sports, but especially football. Collecting guns was another favorite hobby. He served his country in the U.S. Navy
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Carolyn Bolen.
He is survived by sisters, Libby Bishop of Deer Park, and Kay Moore and husband, John, of Gulfport; a nephew, Ronnie Pruitt and wife, Tosh, of Little Elm; three nieces, Karen Mitchell and husband, Ricky, of Memphis, Brandy Clingan and husband, Matt, of Pontotoc, and Terri Wilkerson and husband, Don, of Plano, Texas; great-niece, Samantha Wilkerson; great-nephew, Jonathan Sayres of Plano, Texas; and aunt, Ethel Armstrong of Gallatin, Tenn.
Marshall & Marshall Funeral Home of Whitney, Texas, assisted the family.