Charles Edward “Charlie” Boll, II was born May 1, 1940, to the late Juanita Miller Boll and Charles E. Boll, Sr. of Charleston, WV. On Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Charlie passed away suddenly. He was also preceded in death by his son, Charles “Chad” Edward Boll, III.
Charlie touched the lives of many people. His smile could light up a room and make you feel welcome. He was known for his kindness, generosity and gifts of sharing to help others. His deep inner strength gave him happiness even in his personal tragedies. He was empathetic and made people feel good about themselves. His gentle wisdom, humble presence and easy laughter will be missed.
He enjoyed reading, the arts, exercising, politics, music, and sports. It was agreed that he would benefit from attending a challenging high school, he moved in with close family friends and attended Horace Greely High School in Chappaqua, NY. While attending Horace Greely, he joined the basketball team, was popular with his peers and nicknamed the “southern rebel.” He went on to attend Duke University and graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, WV, where he obtained his B.S. degree in history.
During the summers, Charlie would come home and work at Boll Furniture (1938-2007), first located on Charleston’s West Side and later in downtown Charleston. He first worked making deliveries on the truck. He enjoyed the challenges of working for the family business and took over as CEO of Bill Medical, Inc., as well, and was a successful businessman and pillar in his community.
Charlie was also a spiritual man. Hemet Sister Carole Riley and Sister Mary Pellicane at the Cenacle in Charleston where he began the contemplative prayer program in 1977 – a program which continues today. He was a founding board member when the WV Institute for Spiritually was formed in 1998 and was the director of the Recovery Program, an Associate Spiritual Director and a member of the WVIS faculty. Charlie was very active for 30 years in the local recovery community sharing his personal journey and sponsoring others.
He was a devoted father and husband, who always demonstrated a profound love for his family. He enjoyed volunteering, attending and cheering for his son and daughter in their organized sports events. In 1993, Charlie married Kim Pauley, Artistic Director of the Charleston Ballet, and the two remained devoted to each other.
Left to mourn his passing and cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kim R. Pauley; daughter, Marian Boll Weems (Eugene); sister, Sarah Boll Cummer; granddaughter, Hailey Maison Hope Weems; nephew, Wilson Cummer (Michelle); niece, Clementine Cummer; other relatives and many friends.
A memorial visitation will be held at Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 from 5 -7 p.m. Friends are invited to visit with the family.
In lieu of flowers, contribution may be made in Charlie’s honor to the Serenity Club, 1225 Ohio Avenue, Dunbar, WV 26064; WV Institute of Spirituality,1601 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25311 and the Charleston Ballet, 100 Capitol Street, Suite 302, Charleston, WV 25301.
You may send condolences to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com
Barlow Barlow Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements.
- Date & Time: June 29, 2021 (5:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
- Venue: Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home
- Location: 1118 Virginia Street, East Charleston , WV 25301
- Phone Number: (304) 342-8135