January 10, 1925 - April 24, 2021
Elton “Rocky” Soles age 96, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Florida. Born in Tabor City, NC, he was a son of the late Mary and Armegy R. Soles Jr. Mr. Soles was a paratrooper with the 82 Airborne in the United States Army proudly serving his country during WWII and the Korean War. He was an excellent boxer and during his military service never lost a bout. He won a silver metal for bowling when he was 90 years old in the Senior Olympics. He was an avid gardener, avid softball player and very strong willed. Mr. Soles loved his family, and family reunions were always a highlight for him. He was a father figure known as “Uncle Preacher” to a host of nieces and nephews. He was a wonderful storyteller and was the rock of the family. Mr. Soles had lived in Myrtle Beach since 1959. He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years and the love of his life, Eleanor Soles; a son, Jeffrey A. Soles; ten brothers and sisters and a grandson, Jonathan Soles. Survivors include sons, Jim (Shirley) Soles of FL, John (Martha) Soles of FL and Randy (Joy)Taylor of SC; grandchildren, Jeremy Soles, Sonia Soles Allen (Liko); great-grandchildren, Jude and Mililani and many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Oak Dale Baptist Church with Reverend Larry Soles officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Dale Baptist Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Oak Dale Baptist Church 1695 Oak Dale Road Loris, SC 29569. Sign an online guestbook at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
Elton “Rocky” Soles age 96, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 in Florida. Born in Tabor City, NC, he was a son of the late Mary and Armegy R. Soles Jr. Mr. Soles was a paratrooper with the 82 Airborne in the United States Army proudly... View Obituary & Service Information
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