He was born Feb. 19, 1928, in Cherokee, Kan., and graduated from Crawford County High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and returned home to work in the medical laboratory at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. He then began working in the clinical laboratory at Mercy Hospital and later became laboratory director at Labette County Medical Center in 1961, retiring from that position in 1997.
He was an active member of the Men's Group at Grace Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret E. Bolick, of the home; his daughters, Delores "Lori" L. Naramore of Parsons and Cheryl L. Brown of Springfield, Mo.; his grandchildren, Stephanie Blake and her husband, Jacob, Melissa Thompson and her husband, Corey, Jennifer Rector and her husband, Dale, Justin Naramore and Taylor Cole; five great grandchildren, Brooklynn Engel, Natalie Rector, Nathan Rector, Jonah Blake and Kaela Thompson; two nieces, Meg Lunsford and her husband, Kevin, and Kate Wilburn; a nephew; Grant Wilburn; and a brother, Dean Bolick of Hiawatha.