Cover photo for William Pinckney Boliek's Obituary
William Pinckney Boliek Profile Photo
1920 William 2015

William Pinckney Boliek

December 3, 1920 — July 15, 2015

William P. Boliek was born in Hickory, NC on December 3, 1920. Born to a mother with German Measles, it was a miracle that he survived his premature birth. Born weighing about one pound, he was immediately baptized. All through his life, "Bill" credits this as the reason he survived. Growing up on a dairy farm, Bill would later share stories of milking the cows, walking the long distance to school and the home life that he and his eight siblings shared. He later joined the Air Force. Serving in World War II in England and Germany, he earned the distinction of Lt. Colonel in the Air Force reserve. Graduating from Clemson University with a degree in electrical engineering, Bill married the love of his life, Roesetta. They shared 67 years of marriage (minus one day)! Their three children were the focus of their life as they stressed education and the priority of healthcare. No wonder their two boys became Doctors! Bill's spiritual journey is the real story, however. A scientist, he found no conflict between the natural and spiritual world. His favorite past time was studying and reading. Mom always said she had a hard time getting his nose out of a book. His love for the Lord and the promise of heaven consumed our dad. Books and tapes were always shared with those who wanted to learn more. Even when he totally lost his eyesight 24 years ago, he would share what he could and his focus became books on tape. A student at heart, he would explore the worlds of politics, finance and various religions. He loved quantum physics and the concept of the time/space continuum. He had an open heart, an open mind and a being full of compassion. Animals, particularly dogs, were loved by Bill. Gabriel, a little kitten born last year, became his greatest confidant in recent months. He jokingly said Gabriel was "the only one who truly understood him". When the last few months became increasingly difficult, we would say, "tell it to the cat." He would comply, get in his favorite chair and stroke his best buddy for hours at a time. Bill's "tape and CD ministry" will last long beyond his years on earth. It has left deposits of eternity in those who have listened. It was his way of sharing the nuggets of revelation that he experienced. Now that he is with his Savior and Lord, he is getting to experience the glorious reality of the hope that he held in his heart for untold years. He would encourage all who need hope to get to know his Lord. It changed his life and will change yours. Pastor Innocent Justice will deliver the eulogy at the military graveside service. A buffet reception will follow the service at the Hilltop Restaurant in Monroe, NC. To RSVP for the reception, please call 704-781-5644. Caroline Boliek Wetzig William Pinckney Boliek, 94, of Midland, North Carolina,went to be with the Lord Tuesday, July 15, 2015. There he joined his beloved wife, Roesetta, to eternally praise and worship with their Heavenly Father. His immediate family includes his children, Dr. William Gary Boliek and wife, Mare, of Lexington, KY, Caroline Boliek Wetzig and her husband, James K. Wetzig, of Midland, NC, and Dr. Bruce S. Boliek and wife, Mary, of Raleigh, NC; granddaughters, Katherine and Caroline. -

Service Information

Monday, July 20th, 2015 2:00pm, Forest Lawn East Cemetery


Service Extra Info All services, including full military honors, will be held at the graveside.

Interment Details

Forest Lawn East Cemetery

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William Pinckney Boliek, please visit our flower store.


Visits: 3

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree