Judge C. J. (Neal) Bolin, Jr.
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SHREVEPORT, LA - Retired Judge C. J. (Neal) Bolin, Jr. of Shreveport, LA died on Monday, July 2, 2007, after a short illness. Visitation will be Friday, July 6, at Osborn Funeral Home from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2007, also at Osborn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park Cemetery.
Judge Bolin was born December 1, 1924 in Mansfield, LA to C.J. Bolin, Sr. and Annie Walker Bolin. He graduated from C. E. Byrd High School in 1941 and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. Judge Bolin attended LSU and received his Law Degree in 1951. After practicing law six years, Judge Bolin served as Assistant District Attorney of Caddo Parish for eleven years.
Neal Bolin was elected judge of the First Judicial District; Division "C", Caddo Parrish, on August 17, 1968 and was re-elected unopposed in that position until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure, Judge Bolin also served as Chief Judge twice. After retirement, he continued to serve the District Court by working as an temporary judge for at least 2 stints.
Judge Bolin was an active member of the American Bar Association, Shreveport Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, American Legion Post 14, 40th & 8th Locale 137 and the Kiwanis Club, serving as president in 1972. In his spare time, Neal Bolin enjoyed spending time at the family camp house on Caddo Lake.
Neal Bolin was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Annie Bolin Horton.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Madeline Bolin and their six children: Madeline Ann Nance; John H. Bolin; Adele Hartrick and her husband, Glenn Hartrick; Jeanise Mulcahy and her husband, Patrick Mulcahy; Robert Bolin and his wife, Shelley Bolin, and Martin Bolin. Also surviving are his grandchildren: Capt. Michelle Nance Melendez, USMC and her husband, Capt. Marcos Melendez, USMC; Scott Nance; John Bolin, Jr. and his wife, Su-Lin Bolin, Billy Bolin and his wife, Shauna, Christopher Bolin, Andrew Bundt, Miranda Bolin, Madeline Hartrick, Sarah Hartrick, Joseph Dillon and Millicent Bolin.
Pallbearers will be the grandsons of Judge Bolin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association of Louisiana or a charity of the donor's choice. Osborn Funeral Home
Osborn Funeral Home - Shreveport
3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104
Published in Shreveport Times from July 5 to July 7, 2007