Winston Bolton

BELLS - Winston Ray Bolton of Bells, Texas passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the age of 80. He was born July 23, 1932 to K.C. and Mabel Geraldine (Swatsell) Bolton. Winston attended Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. Winston married Elizabeth Smith on April 30, 1953 in McKinney, Texas. He was a member of the Granbury 392 Masonic Lodge, Bells 798 Masonic Lodge where he was a past worshipful master in both lodges. Winston was a 32 Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and Eastern Star. He was a former Scout Master, Baseball Coach, Baseball Commissioner and Texas Vital Care Services Board Member. Winston retired from TXU after 38 years of service.

Winston is survived by his wife Elizabeth Bolton of Bells, Texas; daughters, Deborah Reynolds and husband Archie of Granbury, Texas, Teresa Bryant and husband Danny of Cleburne, Texas; sons, Johnny Bolton and wife Tami of Katy, Texas, James Bolton and wife Phyllis of Granbury, Texas; grandchildren, Jonathan Reynolds, Gidget Taylor, Jason Reynolds, Johnny Bolton, Jr., Natasha Bolton, Shannon Basham, Christopher Bryant, Kristen Gilchrist, and Nicholas Gilchrist; 23 great-grandchildren; brothers, Glen Bolton of Westminster, Bennie Mack Bolton of Sulphur Springs, Doyle Bolton, Carson, California; sisters, Sue O'Neal of Anna, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, K.C. and Mabel Bolton; brothers, Jerry Bolton, Marshall Bolton; sisters, Lois Montgomery and Geraldine Greer.

A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment is to follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas with Chaplain David Taylor officiating. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 7 p.m.

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Published in The Herald Democrat on Jan. 17, 2013