GLOUCESTER - Jon Josef Bolden entered eternal rest and peace on March 20, 2013 in Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. Jon began his life's journey on February 27, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pa. Jon, "JB" as he was called by some, was the youngest son of eight children born to the late Hayes and Dorothy Bolden who shortly returned to Gloucester, Virginia. At an early age, he gave his life to Christ and was a member of Zion Poplar Baptist Church. During his youth, he apprenticed under his father's guidance and soon became a master plumber and quite a skilled electrician and carpenter, all of which served him well in his building and construction career. Jon's career included Newport News Shipyard, several major construction firms (journeyman ironworker) and most recently Serco Industries at Cheatham Annex, Williamsburg, Virginia. Jon was a music lover, an enthusiastic New England Patriots fan, and an avid fisherman. His friends lovingly called him the "Captain". He wa a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Jon was proceded in death by his parents, Hayes Columbus Bolden and Dorothy Clayon Brown Bolden; his two brothers, Sheldon and Karl Bolden and his sister, Catherine Green. He has left to cherish his memory his wife, Reba Stallworth Bolden; two children, Candice Felicia Clayon Bolden and Jon Hayes Bolden; four grandchildren, Khalil Jones, Alliyah Bolden, Anthony Whitby and Elana Bolden; four sisters, Phyllis Worrell, Saundra Wilson (Kenneth), Jarniece Miller (Bill) and Tammy Harris (Everett) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. The funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck. Interment in the Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton. The family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the J.K. Redmond Funeral Home.
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Published in Daily Press on Mar. 28, 2013