James “Jim or Butch” Henry Bolick, Jr., left this world in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 10, 2018. His heart just failed but family was there holding his hands and talking to him up until the last moment.  He was born November 3, 1952, to Ellen Bowman Carroll and the late James H. Bolick. Father to, Crystal Hamby and husband, Matthew; and Angel Smith and husband, Brent; grandfather to, Madeline Hamby, Ruth Ellen Hamby, and Tyler Triplett; brother of, Johnny Ray Bolick and wife, Laura Nelson-Bolick, Eva Marie Edwards and husband, David; uncle to, Walter Bolick, Nathaniel Edwards, and Kaiti Edwards.  He is also survived by many close cousins.  James was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Lou Aldridge. He was a father, a friend, a mechanic, a stargazer, and an avid fisherman.  James loved science fiction, NASCAR, and the REDSKINS.  He never met a stranger and had the most amazing smile and calm manner. RIP.


The family will be receiving friends at the Carroll Farm Thursday, January 18, 2018, all afternoon and evening, as well as Friday morning. Friday we will be gathering at the Farm to walk down to the pond to tell stories and scatter his ashes at 2 p.m.  A small reception will follow at the house. Alexandria friends will be doing something on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  The family will be having Family Dinner Night at Primo’s Restaurant in the Belleview Shopping Center. Please join us between 7 and 9 p.m. to raise a glass and tell us a story about Jim/Butch.  We will be in the backroom telling our own stories.  Flowers can be delivered to Browning-Duffer Funeral home in Keysville, VA.  Donations can be made to the American Heart Association. Questions can be directed to 703-867-1696 (Laura) or 703-867-3433 (John). The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Faye Susano

    18 January 2018 5 years ago

    Butch was a member of my family. He was lovingly called “Uncle Butch” by my girls Nichole & Carleigh. I remember so many times Mary Lou calling during a Redskins game and telling me to quit yelling at the TV that the Redskins are in Dallas and can’t hear you or Butch. I saw him not long ago and he gave me a book of nursery stories so I could read them to my grandchildren. He was so proud to be a Grandfather. He was just as proud of being a Dad. Go walk high on that mountain Butch, tell Mary Lou and Van to hold the door open for me and I will see you all again some day.

  2. Lee Hooks

    26 December 2021 11 months ago

    I just found this notice, and if this is the “Butch” Bolick I knew from the Seminary Road- Hammond High School area of Alexandria in the ’70s, I am sorry to hear of his passing. Oh… the adventures we shared…

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