Robert "R.V." Bolton
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Services honoring the life of Robert "R.V." Bolton will be held on Sunday, July 20,2014 at 2:00 P.M. in the Antioch Baptist Church 2241 Slagle Loop, Slagle. LA. with Rev. Terry Ward officiating and Sheriff Sam Craft sharing memories. Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery with Honors given by The Fireman Honor Guard under the direction of Jeane's Funeral Service of Leesville.
The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. until 10:00 P.M. and on Sunday from 9:00 A.M. until service time Sunday at the church.
Mr. Bolton was born June 22, 1930 in Slagle, La. to Rosevelt and Lona Adeline Long Bolton and passed away on Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at his residence in Slagle at the age of 84 yrs and 25 days.
Mr. Bolton was a dedicated member of Vernon Parish having served as a coach and member of the Vernon Parish Youth Association for more than forty years. He was a member of the Vernon Parish Fire District and Slagle Fire Dept. for Twenty-six years, and while District Fire Chief and was instrumental in building fire stations and acquiring new fire trucks and equipment. He was also a United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict having served in the U.S. Army and was a retired Lieutenant of the Louisiana State Police. He was Past President of Slagle Senior Center, and member of the Vernon Cattleman Association, Antioch Cemetery Board, and Antioch Baptist Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents: Rosevelt and Lona Bolton; his brother; Willie Reid Bolton, and his daughter: Rhonda Faye Bolton.
Survivors are his wife of 59 years, Juanita Brown Bolton of Slagle; one son and daughter-in-law Gordon "Buck" and Monika Bolton of Leesville; two daughters and sons-in-law; Bonita Bolton Terkeurst and John of Mt. Home Arkansas and Rosie Bolton Merriman and Mike of Slagle; grandchildren Dr. Christina Lord Smith and husband Christie, Rhonda Miller and husband Lee, Jodie Drasutis and husband Peter, Melissa Davis and husband Charles, Amber McDaniel and husband Jody, Jessica Bolton, and Courtney Coffman and husband Brett, Steven Lord, Lane Merriman, Dennis Rians and wife Jessica, and Robby Rians and wife Tammy; as well as twenty-one great grandchildren
Pallbearers will be Michael Merriman, Steven Lord, Lane Merriman, Brett Coffman, S. Christie Smith IV, Peter Drasutis, Charles Merriman, and Lowell Brown.
Honorary pallbearers will be Pete Stephens, Randy Basco, Terry Hall, and all Vernon Parish firemen.
The family request in lieu of flowers, that donations may be made to the Slagle Volunteer Fire Department or the
Published in The Town Talk on July 20, 2014