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Julia Johnson

In the short time that I knew Mr. Boles, he made a huge impact in my daily routine. Every story about his family and faith was so uplifting. He always knew what to say in any situation and would always relate to specific books in the Bible. You were very special to everyone Mr. Paul. I give my deepest condolences to Mrs. Arlene. I'm really glad you got that slice of cheesecake for your birthday that you were bragging about. Sad to hear of your passing but I know God has called you home to live in eternal peace. God Bless.

Ilee & Jim Denmark

Paul, was a great Christian and it showed in his life! I knew him in high school and loved him then and now! RIP Paul! Will miss your smiling face and you great sense of humor too! 💕💕

Karen Carter

My heart is so sad. He was such a good friend. Paul loves and adored his family. He always bragged on Ms Arlene’s cooking and always tried to sneak me out some of her delicious cookies. His wife, daughter and grandchildren were his world. I will miss our talks and lots of laughing. Carey and I will miss you Paul but we will see you again one day. I love you my friend.

Marvin Campbell

Brother Paul will be missed by so many people. He was a strong Christian leader and a great Bible Study Teacher. Praise God Paul is walking the streets of gold in Heaven.

Peggy Dennard

Paul was a true servant of the Lord we will miss him greatly

Lori Geiger

I was so sad to hear that Mr Paul passed. He was the light of the hospital. I enjoyed hearing his stories about his wife, daughter and grandchildren. They didn’t know it but we, at the hospital, knew everything about them. He was a true, kindhearted and compassionate person. He never skipped a beat to help and go out of his way for others. We was a true example of selflessness. God has truly gained an angel. So, Mr Paul be sure to keep that contagious smile and all of your talking.Prayers for the family.

Pamela Leggett

I am so sad to see this. Mr Paul was a shining light at Baptist Nassau for many years. He always brought a smile to my face. He truly cared about people and even though he had his own health struggles..he got up and served others. A real example of Christianity lived out for all to see. What a great legacy to leave behind. I pray for comfort for the family.

Carrington Fussell-Hodges

When I heard I was so sad. Paul has been steadily kind to me over the years. His smile and joy present every time I saw him. It makes me happy to think of how joyful he must be now with Jesus. Thinking of you Dana and the whole family. ❤

Kate Johnson

I am so saddened to learn the passing of Paul, He will be missed at Baptist Nassau. Paul was always so kind and so friendly to all who were in His presence. He always bragged on His wife, Daughter and grandchildren. My Condolences goes out to His Family. Sincerely Kate Johnson

Jessica Quinones

Paul, I have never met anyone like you. Your light shined so bright. You will be missed. The hospital will never be the same without you. My heart is broken. RIP Paul. I hope to see you in Heaven one day tellling me where I need to go. I don't think you ever met a stranger. I speak for many when I say you will be missed sorely. Prayers to your family and Wife Arlene. I will miss the stories you always shared of her amazing cooking. You are God's Angel now.

Genie Duggan

My deepest sympathy to the family. Paul was a kind soul and will be missed by all who knew him.

Jerrie Moore

Paul’s smile and gift of gab will be missed by many. He was an ever present face and help to many who walked through the doors at Baptist Nassau, volunteering at the hospital for many years.

Rev. Carmen Emerson (Chaplain, Baptist Nassau)

Paul's gift was making his "gift of gab" feel personal, just to you. The thing is, he was as good a listener as he was a talker, and I think that was the secret to his kindness. I loved his volunteer days at Baptist -- truly an uplifting thing to connect with him up close, or across the lobby, as he lived his faith and values with every person he met. Rest in peace and power, Paul. We miss you already.

Rich Lamken

I spent many hours volunteering with Paul @ Baptist Nassau.Paul had a special unique word for every patient and staff member. He touched my heart and the hearts of so many. I’m thankful that talked with him twice on the phone and twice in person in the month of May. We are all better individuals for having had Paul in our lives and we also have all suffered a loss with his passing.

Ted Green

Paul was a treasure who will be dearly missed by all of us who knew him. My father loved his co-conspirator at RockTenn(and Crude Brothers Construction). The Carl Green family mourns his passing but finds joy in the memories Paul gave us. Godspeed old friend.

Albert Boles, Jr.


Celebration of Life for Albert Boles, Jr., fondly known as Paul, has begun. Paul went to his heavenly home on Wednesday June 30, 2021 surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born on June 14, 1945 in Fernandina Beach, Florida to Albert Boles, Sr. and Mary Virginia Boles. His parents owned Boles Grocery where Paul learned the art of gabbing.
He never met a stranger and seemed to know everyone.
Paul graduated from Fernandina Beach High School June 1963. The following September he went to Chipola Jr. College in Marianna, Florida. In November 1966 Paul began his service tour with Uncle Sam and the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He flew in and out of Vietnam bringing the fallen loved ones back home.
In 1970, He began his career at Container Corporation of America now known as West Rock. Paul worked both sides of the mill starting in the boxplant then transferring to the millside working in the lab. In 1976 a longtime friend introduced Paul to his wife of 44 years, Arlene P. Boles. His daughter, Dana, was born in the spring of 1980. She was the apple of his eye. Paul devoted his life to work and providing for his family. During his career he was a Union Steward for the United Steelworkers local 415 and also completed certification as a First Responder in 2001. He was the Safety Coordinator in the mill before retiring in 2009.
Paul took on a new title named Poppy to his 3 grandchildren, Ella Brooke, Elijah Corbin, and Ethan Joseph Strickland whom he loved dearly.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Fernandina Beach, Florida where he was a
greeter. Paul was a longtime member of the JOY Sunday School class where he filled in
teaching when needed. Paul, always with a giving heart, volunteered his time at Baptist
Nassau Hospital so he could continue his gift of gabbing.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene P. Boles of Fernandina Beach; daughter, Dana (Joe)
Strickland; grandchildren, Ella 13, Elijah 11 and Ethan 9 of Fernandina Beach, and many other family members and friends.
Services will be Friday, July 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Fernandina. The family will receive friends and family 1 hour prior to service.
Donations may be made to:
Juvenile Diabetes Research
The Arthritis Foundation
Oral Cancer Foundation
First Baptist Church


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