Judy Boling of Rutledge died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Fort Sanders Medical Center.
Judy was born on October 30, 1953, the third child of Earl and Peggy (Emma) Webber.
She was a lifelong resident of Grainger County and graduated from Rutledge High School in 1971. She was a member of Oakland Baptist Church.
Judy married Roy Boling in August of 1972, and became step-mother to Sonya. Roy and Judy had two children together, Angela and Terry. Judy was a stay at home mom devoting her time to her husband and children until Angela started college and Terry could drive. She took on the new role of working mom when she went to work at Fireworks Supermarket in Kodak in 1991, and worked for the company for over 26 years until she retired in 2017.
Judy was a daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend, but the role she seemed to have been born for was that of “Grammy” to her four beloved granddaughters. The relationships with her granddaughters were her priority and gave her the most joy. Her role as “Grammy” widened to include many of her granddaughters’ friends as she spent countless hours with Cassidy, Peyton, Katy, and Gabbi.
Judy loved the sun and the sand. She loved days at the pool and weeks at the beach. She loved Tennessee football games – which gave her another opportunity to have fun with family. She loved time with her family most of all. She dedicated her life to family and friends. Love as a verb is defined “to hold dear or cherish” – and Judy’s actions reflected the intense love she had for her family.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Earl Webber. She is survived by her mother, Peggy (Emma) Webber; her husband, Roy Boling; daughter and son-in-law, Angela and David Roach; son and daughter-in-law Terry and Carrie Boling; step-daughter Sonya Boling; granddaughters Cassidy Roach (Brailan) Brown, Peyton Roach, Katy Roach and Gabbi Boling. She is also survived by her sister Earlene Miller, brothers Bill (Sandy) Webber, Jim Webber and sisters-in-law Barbara Kear and Billie Johnson; her lifelong friend, Barbara Sue Whitt and was “Aunt Judy” to many loved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at Oakland Baptist Church on Monday, July 1, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Oakland Baptist Church Building Fund.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.
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