Harvey Allen Bolin, 90, of Cleveland died on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7, 2013, in a Rhea County health care facility with his loving wife of 56 years, Carleen by his side.
He was born on Dec. 2, 1922, in Oregon City, Ore., a son of the late George and Harriett Bolin. He had made Cleveland his home for the past 27 plus years.
He was a member of the Collegedale Community Seventh-day Adventist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and received the Philippine Liberation Medal and also the World War II Victory Medal for his service.
He enjoyed mountain climbing and was a member of the Mountaineers Club having climbed several mountains such as Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens and many other major peeks in the Pacific Northwest.
He was also the editor for many years of the Religious Liberty newsletter for his church. He was instrumental in the building of the first Advent Home in Calhoun and also the first section of the school there. He also served on the board of the Advent Home for many years.
In addition to his parent, he was preceded in death by one sister, Yvonne Burnhan.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Carleen; one daughter, Jo Grace of Tacoma, Wash.; four sons: Steven Bolin of Montana, Carl Allen Bolin, Andrew Victor Bolin and Matthew Egan Bolin; one granddaughter, Sierra Brooke Bolin; and numerous other extended family members and friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for today, Feb. 10, 2013, at 3 p.m at the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 300 Westview Drive, with Pastor Jerry Arnold and Pastor Dwight Herod officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on today from 2 until the 3 p.m. service time.
Interment will take place on Monday at 2 p.m. at the Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Harvey and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bolin family with these arrangements.