SIKESTON -- James Lewis "Jim" Bollinger, 80, died at 7:43 a.m. Nov. 13, 2011, at the Clearview Nursing Center in Sikeston.
Born May 28, 1931, at Mesler, to the late Louie Jesse and Florence Elizabeth Lewis Bollinger, he was a truck sale specialist, owner and proprietor of Bollinger Truck Equipment from 1953 until 2009. He attended Bryeans Elementary School and was a member of Trinity Gospel Church.
On Feb. 11, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., he married Evva Jean "Deanie" Gregory who preceded him in death on April 8, 2008.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Patti and Charles Moore of Sikeston and Debbie and John Eftink of St. Charles; two grandsons, Aaron Moore of Sikeston and Johnathan Eftink of St. Charles; two brothers, Benny Bollinger of Cape Girardeau and Buster Bollinger of Oran; and two sisters, Shirley Wilson of Greenville and Frances Eftink of Springfield.
Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Gospel Church. The Rev. Larry Davis, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forrest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley.
Pallbearers will be: Kenny Rodgers, Troy Bollinger, Junior Wilson, Lynn Ray, Larry Eftink, Jimmy Manning and Chuck Manning.
The Blanchard Funeral Chapel of Sikeston is in charge of arrangements.