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Michael Ray Bollinger

October 14, 1953 April 14, 2019
Michael Ray Bollinger
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Obituary for Michael Ray Bollinger

Michael Ray Bollinger, age 65, of Hickory passed away April 14, 2019 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Michael was born October 14. 1953 in Fort Gordon in Augusta, Georgia in Richmond County to Bobby Bollinger and the late Bobby Sue Henkel Bollinger. He was a 1971 graduate of Hickory High School. Michael was a sportsman who umpired locally and state tournaments, and was an avid bowler. He was a player and team representative of the First Church of God Softball League for 39 years. He was a graduate of West Lenoir Bible College in Music Ministry. More recently, he was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and loved the Pastors and members. He was a choir director at Emmanuel for several years and loved to sing specials in the church. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by grandparents, Mr. Lester and Mary Bollinger, and Mr. Brady and Kathryn Henkel.

He is survived by:

Wife of 14 years: Joane Bollinger of the home

Son: David Bollinger and wife Leah of Newton

Daughter: Julie Hilton and husband Shane of Valdese

2 Step-daughters: Jennifer Jordan and husband Tim of Hickory, Heather Mosteller and husband Robert of Bethlehem

Father: Bobby Bollinger and special friend Elizabeth Todd of Hickory

12 Grandchildren

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Conover with Rev. Brian Correll officiating.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 5:00-6:15 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church of Conover.

Burke Mortuary and Crematory in Newton is serving the Bollinger family.

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Celebration of Life Service




6:30 PM 4/17/2019 6:30:00 PM
Emmanuel Baptist Church

1405 Emmanuel Church Road
Conover, NC 28613

Emmanuel Baptist Church
1405 Emmanuel Church Road Conover 28613 NC
United States

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Emmanuel Baptist Church

1405 Emmanuel Church Road
Conover, NC 28613

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