James "Jim" Butler Bolick, age 75, of Twin Bridges, Montana, passed away peacefully Friday morning, May 13, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.
Jim was born October 26, 1946, in Caldwell County, a son of Gordon "Shorty" Butler Bolick and Belle Knight Bolick.
Jim will be remembered and deeply missed by his loving wife of twenty-nine years, Connie Lipscy Bolick, and two step-sons, JayDee Poirier and Lewis Poirier and wife Gail; with his second wife, JoAnne Southard Bolick, a son Christopher Bolick and wife Amy, and step-son Steve Story and wife Sheila; and his first wife Wanda Cooke Bolick and their son Jeff Bolick and daughter Melanie Bolick Moore and husband Thomas; eleven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Jim is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, Jerry Bolick and wife Doris; Benny Bolick and wife Carol; Dennis Bolick and wife Paula; Rebecca Miller and husband Mike; Norma Eggers and husband David; Mildred Johnson and husband John; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his dad Gordan "Shorty" Bolick; mother and father-in-law, Willa Lipscy and Henry Lipscy; second wife, JoAnne Southard Bolick, and nephew, Jeremy Gordon Bolick.
In his earlier years, Jim worked as a Kern's delivery driver, flooring installer, and carpenter in Blowing Rock, NC. In 1985, he moved to Surfside Beach, SC, where he continued as a carpenter, amateur king fisherman, and water skier. In 1990, Jim moved to Twin Bridges, MT, where he worked as a master carpenter, construction superintendent, and with his wife Connie, an owner and operator of the Lost Cabin Bar. Montana also allowed Jim to spend time outdoors doing the many activities he loved, including riding the backroads hunting for elk and whitetail, and fishing.
We knew Jim for his fun-loving nature, kindness, and generosity with a big smile, huge heart, and a willingness to help anyone and everyone. Jim could brighten anyone's day with his presence and would often work in his free time to cut a load of wood, repair a roof, provide game for those in need, and even literally give someone the shirt off of his back.
Through the many life victories and challenges, Jim truly lived his life to the fullest with persistence and often stubbornness, which allowed him to accomplish many things.
To those reading his story, may your memories of Jim leave laughter in your heart, a smile on your face, and an appreciation for the life Jim lived.
Per his wishes, a small celebration of Jim's life will be held with his immediate family.