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Lester Lindel Bouldin, 80
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Rock Island resident and Van Buren County native Lester Lindel Bouldin, 80, was born March 21, 1940 and passed away Aug. 18, at his residence following a brief illness.   

A retired machinist with Haliburton Industries, he was the son of the late Clyde and Lola Ann Lee Bouldin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Howard Lee and Gary Wayne Bouldin; and sisters, Laura Rush Williams, Charity Rutledge and Christy Boles.

Mr. Bouldin is survived by three children and spouses, Patricia Bouldin and Michael Davis of Chesapeake, VA, Charles Bouldin of Grand Prairie, TX and Douglas Bouldin of Arlington, TX; eight grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Martha Wooley of Campaign, Judy Martin of Rock Island, and Debbie Hayes of Wyoming; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Georgeanna Bouldin of McMinnville, and dear friend Gail Locke of Rock Island.

A graveside service and inurnment was held at 1 p.m. Saturday Aug. 22, at Friendship Cemetery in Rock Island with Hugh Hillis officiating. There was no visitation or service at High’s.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 23, 2020