Bobby Donald Bolin
Bobby "B.B." Donald Bolin, 84, husband of Irene White Bolin, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, June 2, 2023.
Born in the Smyrna Community of York County, a son of the late George Nelson Bolin and the late Blanche Little Bolin, Mr. Bolin was a graduate of Hickory Grove High School, retired from Sales and Marketing and was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church.
Bobby had a successful career in Major League Baseball for thirteen years. He played for the San Francisco Giants from 1961 - 1969, the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970, and the Boston Red Sox from 1970 - 1973. He was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame, and was one of the original inductees to the San Francisco Giants Wall of Fame.
He was a member of the Gideons, was an avid hunter and traveler, and loved to play golf. Bobby loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and great-grandkids, but his greatest love was for his Lord and doing the work of the Lord. He shared his testimony and spread the word of God at every turn throughout his life, maybe even to the animals he hunted. He will be dearly missed by all who loved and knew him.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of sixty-four years, are his daughter, Donna B. Nations (Gary) of Pickens; his son, Brett Bolin (Mindy) of Liberty; his three grandchildren, Nathan Swords (Kasey), Jacob Bolin, and Blake Bolin; and his two great-grandchildren, Scout Swords and Hudson Swords. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bolin was predeceased by two brothers, Joe Bolin and Benny Bolin; and a sister, Peggy Moore.
Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at Rock Springs Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM Wednesday at the church, prior to the service.
A visitation will be held Friday, June 9, 2023 from 1:00 PM until 2:45 PM at Bratton Funeral Home, 1455 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745.
Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Friday, following the visitation, at Lakeview Memory Gardens, 1774 Filbert Highway, York, SC 29745.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Don Whitt Evangelistic Association, P.O. Box 12375, Jackson, TN 38308; or to Boy's Farm, Inc., 6655 South Carolina Highway 34-121, Newberry, SC 29108 or by visiting their website at boysfarm.org.
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