LAKELAND — Mr. Vincent Blink L. Boland of Lakeland died of heart failure Saturday (March 26, 2005) at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was 71. Born in Charleston, S.C., on April 14, 1933, he came to Lakeland from there in 1955. He was a department manager, retiring from Montgomery Ward after 20 years. He was also a small business owner for three years. He was active with the Gulf Ridge Council of the Boys Scouts of America. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland. Mr. Boland is survived by his wife, Eugenia Boland; son, Michael L. Boland, Lakeland; daughters, Vicki B. Williams and Nancy L. Garman, both of Lakeland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeland Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gulf Ridge Council of Boy Scouts of America or First Presbyterian Church of Lakeland.
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