Philip Bollinger Greenbrier, TN Philip Ray Bollinger, age 75, passed away very peacefully at his home in Greenbrier, TN on Monday, March 6, 2017. A Celebration of his life will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:30PM at Austin & Bell Funeral Home, Greenbrier, TN with Pastor Barry Voorhies officiating. He was born in Springfield, TN the son of the late Henry Bollinger and Irene Dillard Bollinger. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles, Gene, Porter & James Bollinger; sisters, Martha Blick, Julia Ann Bollinger, Faye Parker & Wanda Goad. Philip was a 'Born Again Believer' and man of faith. A 1960 graduate of Greenbrier High School, he entered the U. S. Army in July 1960 where he served until July 1963. He went to work at Dupont Industries in 1964 and was promoted into a management position. He retired in 2000 after 35 years of service. He married the love of his life, Joy Weaver, on April 21, 1967 and they made their home in Greenbrier where they raised their 2 sons, Todd and Shane. He was active in community affairs serving as an Alderman from 1976 to 1980 and from 2002 to 2006. He served as the Mayor of Greenbrier from 1980 to 1988. After retirement he worked with his son, Todd with Tommy Walker Land Surveyors and as a school crossing guard at Greenbrier Middle School. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of almost 50 years, Joy Bollinger; his 2 sons and their wives, Todd & Sharon Bollinger, Greenbrier, TN and Shane & Christy Bollinger, Hendersonville, TN; brother & sister-in-law, Ronnie & Ginny Bollinger, Greenbrier, TN; sister & brother-in-law, Shirley & Frank Woodard, Goodlettsville, TN; loved and cherished grandchildren, Brooke, Paige, Dylan & Hunter Bollinger; and special furry friend, Chloe. Visitation with the family will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 3 to 8PM and on Thursday, March 9, 2017 prior to the service from 11 to 2:30PM. Final resting place will be at Springfield Memorial Gardens with Military Honors. Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Weaver, Frank Woodard, Mickey Cobb, Hunter Bollinger, Dylan Bollinger, Ronnie Weaver, Richie Pigg, Chucky Weaver, Randy Weaver & Corey Weaver. Honorary pallbearers, Harry Blick, Keith Covington & Bobby Dorris. The family asks donations are made 'In Memory of Philip Bollinger' to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Philip's family would like to extend special thanks to all the caregivers, family and friends who showed their care and concern during the 5 years of Philip's illness. You will never know how much all the acts of kindness and love meant to all of us during this very difficult time.
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