Cover photo for Sonny J Jolin's Obituary
Sonny J Jolin Profile Photo
1954 Sonny 2019

Sonny J Jolin

December 28, 1954 — December 21, 2019

Harold John ‘Sonny J’ Jolin, 64, of Abbeville died Saturday, December 21, 2019 at his home. He was born at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC to William ‘Bill’ and Grace Barto Jolin.

A graduate of McDuffie High School in Anderson, Sonny J honorably served his country with the United States Navy. He was a talented carpenter and stone mason by trade. As a gifted musician, Sonny J played guitar and mandolin with Blues being his specialty. He enjoyed trout fishing and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 9273 in Piedmont.

Sonny J was preceded in death by a brother, David Jolin.

He is survived by two sons, Trent Jolin, currently stationed in Iraq with Army Special Forces and Tyler Jolin of Buchanan, VA; his parents, Bill and Grace, of Abbeville; and two sisters, Virginia Jolin Gillen, of Worcester, MA and Mary Jolin Burns (Bill) of Simpsonville.

A service to celebrate Sonny J’s life will be 10:00AM, Monday, December 30, 2019 in M.J. ‘Dolly’ Cooper Veterans Cemetery with military honors rendered by the Campbell Patriots Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions, in memory of Sonny, may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting .

Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Jolin family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Sonny J Jolin, please visit our floral store.
To send flowers to the family in memory of Sonny J Jolin, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, December 30, 2019

M. J. 'Dolly' Cooper Veterans Cemetery

140 Inway Dr, Anderson, SC 29621

Get Directions

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 7

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Send a Card

Send a Card