Funeral Service for Edward Boling, Former UT President, to Be Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Edward J. Boling, president of the University of Tennessee System from 1970 to 1988, will be held Tuesday, June 23, in the Alumni Memorial Building, Cox Auditorium. Friends will be received from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m., with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Parking for the service will be available in Staff Lot 9 across the street from Alumni Memorial Building on Phillip Fulmer Way.

Boling died June 18 at the age of 93. His eighteen consecutive years as UT president make up the longest recent term of service in the office. Before his appointment as president, Boling was UT’s vice president for development for nine years.

“During his long career at the University of Tennessee, including eighteen years as president, Dr. Boling embodied a dedication and devotion to his alma mater and to its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends that we should all strive to emulate,” said UT President Joe DiPietro. “He oversaw the birth of a modern high-quality land-grant institution linked to national labs with excellence at every level. We are all grateful for his service.”

Memorials may be made to the UT Medical Center Development Office, 2121 Medical Center Way, Suite 110, Knoxville, TN 37920-3257. To donate online, visit the UTMC website (link to www.utmedicalcenter.org) and click on the “Ways to Give” tab.

An obituary and more information about Edward Boling’s life and career at UT are available online.