James D. Bolton, 82, of 4919 Lake Ridge Drive, died Saturday, (Nov 5, 2011) at 11:17 am in Blessing Hospital.
He was born July 11, 1929 in Clayton, Illinois, the son of Kent Bolton and Zella Ray Burkhart Bolton. He married Dorothea Bruns in 1965. She preceded him in death in 1971. On November 23, 1974, he married Rose Marie McCabe in Des Moines, Iowa. She survives.
He was a graduate of Clayton High School and Gem City Business College. Mr. Bolton served in the Air Force from 1950 until 1954. He retired from Adams FS in Paloma as the Petroleum Department Manager in 1991 after 29 years employment. He was a member of the Church of St. Peter, Camp Point Lions, Clayton American Legion Post #286, and Benjamin Masonic Lodge # 297 A.F. & A.M. He was also an avid golfer. Jim was well known for his sense of humor and brought a lot of joy into the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors in addition to his wife are 3 stepdaughters, Linda Ozley of Sarasota, FL, Julie (Brad) Shepherd of Belleview, FL, and Teresa (Jim) Shank of Brighton, IL; 7 grandchildren, Lee (Shante’) Pappas of San Jose, CA, Andrea (Aaron) Ausmus of Redondo Beach, CA, Jonathan Shank of St. Louis, MO, Jeffrey Shank of Brighton, IL, and Katie, Tori and Bekah Shephred of Belleview, FL.and 5 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son-in-law Dan Ozley.
Services: 11:30 am Wednesday (Nov 9) at the Church of St. Peter, with Monsignor Leo Enlow officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
Visitation: 9:30 – 11:30 am Wednesday at the Church of St. Peter.
Memorials: The Church of St. Peter or The Federated Church of Clayton
Arrangements by Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors.