Dennis Jackson (Jack) Bolton went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at his home.
He was born September 30, 1925, in Fulton, the son of the late Mary Lukens Bolton and the late John Lee Bolton.
On January 26, 1949 he was united in marriage to Martha Lee Payne. The couple recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Along with his wife, Jack's memory will be forever cherished by this two daughters, Kathy Marie of Fulton, and Janet Nadine Denton (Danny) of Auxvasse, and honorary daughter, Ruth Toosley (Mike); grandchildren, Brandy Nylund (Matthew) of Minneapolis, MN; Cherie Fye (Andy Bate) of Fulton; Miranda Pautz (Scott) of Menash, WI; Derek Ewing (Mackenzie Huber), and Jacquelyn Kemp of Fulton; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, and Noelle Nylund; Chloe Fye; Keegan and Nataleigh Pautz; Lilly Gee and Kodie Moore; two brothers: Russel Bolton (Lolita) and Wiley Bolton of Fulton; two sisters: Sandra Scott of Fulton, and Nadine Grace (Rolla) of Columbia, and many nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, sisters (Margaret Bolton and Frances Fennell) and brothers (Charles, Dale and Ralph Bolton).
Dennis proudly served the US Navy from April 1943 until April 1946 and re-enlisted in 1947 to 1950. He was aboard the USS Valley Forge which went on an around the world cruise. Jack and his wife owned and operated Bolton's Davis Paint Store in downtown Fulton for 9 years in the 60's. He retired from Harbison-Walker Refractories in 1983 and then drove a school bus for Fulton Public Schools for 12 years and MSD for 4 years.
Jack enjoyed RV-ing (traveling throughout the United States and Canada) and a member of Family Campers and RV'ers for 40 years and Missouri State Campers, almost that long. He loved working in his vegetable garden, keeping his yard well-manicured and their home well-maintained, woodworking, being an avid reader, visits from his grandchildren and adored his great-grandchildren. He loved to laugh and make other people laugh too.
The family asks that memorial donations be made in Jack's name to the Fulton Public Library or the
c/o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court Street, Fulton, MO 65251.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton, MO with Rev. Bruce Williamson officiating. Family will receive friends on Monday at 1:00 PM until time of the service.