Obituary for Gene F. Boles, Sr. of West End

Gene F. Boles, Sr. 75, of West End, went to his heavenly home with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Dec. 10th.

Born in Boston, MA February 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Rupert William “Bill” Boles and Viola “Vi” Valenti Boles.  In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by his sister Teresa Boles and his granddaughter Shelby Marie Livengood.  Gene is survived by his wife of 56 years, Juanita “Little Bit” Boles.  He was the father of Wendy Bodsford (Jeff), Jeanette Chisholm (John), Candace Wicker (Aaron) all of West End and Gene Boles, Jr. (Melissa) of Vass.  He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren:  Travis Livengood (Morgan), Haley and Logan Bodsford, Wyatt Chisholm (fiancé Paige Garner) Katelyn Chisholm, Riley and Allie Wicker, Madison and Matthew Boles and Danny Blinkmann.  2 great–grandchildren: Tatum and Owen Livengood.

Siblings brother Rupert William Boles Jr “Billy” of Alabama, sister Nancy Valenti of Southern Pines, sister Sheila Boles of Pinehurst, Michael Boles of Florida and several nieces and nephews.

Gene’s family left Boston and settled in the Sandhills when he was a young man.  After his high school graduation, he started working as a Chef in many well respected local area resorts and hotels; including The Carolina Hotel, The Jefferson Inn, Seven Lakes Golf Club and Pine Needles Country Club. Gene also took a job as a Mail Carrier for the USPS, having his own route in Pinehurst.  He had been a longtime member of Fairview Baptist Church in West End.  Gene enjoyed playing golf, fishing, taking walks with his two loyal dogs, watching his grandkids play sports and anything that involved being with his family, he enjoyed most of all.

A celebration of his life will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 1580 Carthage Rd. West End at 11:30am on Saturday, Dec. 17th.  The family will receive friends at the church prior to the ceremony from 10:00 – 11:15 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fairview Baptist Church, Chris Martin Scholarship fund.

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Seven Lakes.

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