August 27, 1945 - January 8, 2022
Sterling Ruffin Bolling, Jr Sterling Ruffin Bolling, Jr., 76, of Mount Pleasant, SC, died Saturday, January 8, 2022. Sterling was born on August 27, 1945, at Turner Air Field in Albany, GA to Major Sterling Ruffin Bolling of Washington, DC and Jane Audrey Sharon of Quincy, Florida. The family returned to Washington, DC shortly after Sterling’s birth. Sterling attended Landon School in Bethesda, MD; Christchurch School in Christchurch, VA; Washington & Lee University; and Davis & Elkins College. Sterling enlisted in the United States Air Force and was assigned to the Air Force Security Service as a translator. He completed two tours of duty in Vietnam. SSgt. Bolling was awarded the Air Medal with First and Second Oak Leaf Clusters. Sterling returned to civilian life and served as the President of the RW Bolling Company of Washington, DC, an historic restoration and remodeling firm. He was an avid scuba diver and certified diving instructor. In later life, he took up the game of golf which became an all-consuming passion. Sterling retired to Mount Pleasant, SC, where he participated in The 88 Club, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, Great Business Networking, Franke Home Chorus, Nine Holes After Work and the life of Christ Church Anglican. As a member of the Christ Church Choir, Sterling performed at the Spoleto Festival and Carnegie Hall. Sterling is survived by his wife, Jocelyn G Bolling, and child, Ian Mallory Bolling, both of Mount Pleasant; his sister-in-law, Donna Gernat (James Kilpatrick) of La Quinta, CA; his nephews Jason Gernat of Clearwater, FL, Eric Gernat of Baltimore, MD and Robert Gernat of Cumberland, MD. He is also survived by numerous cousins including Cary C Fuller of Washington, DC and Chandler Sharon (Angela) of New Smyrna Beach, FL. Sterling will be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor. Always smiling, he greeted strangers as friends. Sterling’s celebration of life service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, 2304 Highway 17 North, Mt Pleasant, SC on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 11:00 am. Burial will occur at a later date in Virginia.
Sterling Ruffin Bolling, Jr Sterling Ruffin Bolling, Jr., 76, of Mount Pleasant, SC, died Saturday, January 8, 2022. Sterling was born on August 27, 1945, at Turner Air Field in Albany, GA to Major Sterling Ruffin Bolling of Washington, DC... View Obituary & Service Information
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