Gary Bolinger, 56
Funeral Services for Gary Bolinger, age 56, who passed away October 21, 2019, were held at 10 AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Cummings Family Funeral Home. Visitation was at the funeral home, Friday, October 25, 2019 from 3-7 PM with family greeting friends from 5-7 PM. Interment was at White Oak Cemetery in Pickering, Missouri. Memorials may be directed towards the family for a memorial/s to be determined. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.cummingsfamilyfuneral-home.com under Obituaries. Cummings Family Funeral Home is entrusted with the services for Mr. Bolinger.
Gary Eugene Bolinger was born January 19th, 1963 in Corning Iowa to Loren and Dorothy Bolinger. Gary grew up on a farm southwest of Clearfield. He graduated from Clearfield High School in 1982. Gary was united in marriage to Lori Griffith on July 28th, 2007. Gary was always heard saying that Lori was “his angel” and the love of his life. They have two children Brodie Joe and Krista Mae who were his world. He loved to hear about their day and to tease or comfort them which ever one they needed.
Gary worked with livestock most of his life. He worked for the Bedford Sale Barn and then for the Bedford Vet Clinic for 20 years, then for Iowa Select.
He later went on to work for the Lenox School as a Janitor. He brought home many stories of the staff and kids. He especially enjoyed telling the stories of razzing the staff or getting a hug / high five from the kids. He always went out of his way to talk to and comfort the kids and the staff if he saw their day was not going well or if they just needed someone to be there. It was a blessing to have this job and gave him an opportunity to spend time with kids and to encourage them in their journey.
Gary was a man who loved to tease you and make you laugh. He was a man who loved God, family, and friends.
Preceding Gary in death were his father, Loren Bolinger; mother-in-law Julie Sobbing; father-in-laws Bill Sobbing and Floyd Griffith and sister, Christine Bolinger.
Gary is survived by his wife, Lori; children, Brodie and Krista; mother, Dorothy; brothers, Rodney (Carol Ann) Bolinger and Virgil (Diana) Bolinger; brothers-in-law, Earl (Megan) Griffith and Randy (Jessica) Griffith; sister-in-law, Wanda Sobbing, nephews, Jacob (Kimmie) Bolinger, Jaydon Knight and Brooks Griffith; nieces, Sara Ontiveros, Jaycee Knight, Jaxy Knight and Rita Sobbing along with many other relatives and friends.
Gary Bolinger, 56