One of my favorite family members passed away early yesterday morning. My uncle Bill was so pleasant and just an all around wonderful person. He was always so excited to see my brother and me, you know genuinely happy to know us. When we were kids he had a rock tumbler and always gave us the most beautiful stones. It was such a small thing, but as a kid, it was so cool. He also drew optical illisions and cool little doodles. When my dad had open heart surgery a couple of years ago, Helen and Bill visited Dad and, of course, brought some sketches with him, hung them in his hospital room. It was just Bill, you know.
DAYTON — William Isaac “Bill” Bolton, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at Memorial Hospital.He was a longtime resident of Rhea County, Tenn. He was a member of Graysville United Methodist Church, member of American Legion Brady William Post 100 and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II.
He was preceded in death by parents, William and Hester Bolton; son, Don Bolton; two sisters; and four brothers.
Survivors include wife, Helen Bolton, of Dayton; three daughters, Linda Bolton, of Nashville, Brenda (Dave) French, of Knoxville, Rhonda Masterson, of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Keith Smith, Denise (Andy) Cobb, Haley (Jason) Moore, Jeffrey French and Patrick (Claire) French; great-grandson, Noah Cobb; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral: 7 p.m. today, Oct. 22, 2007, at the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Miracle officiating.
Interment: Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Visitation: 5-7 p.m. today.
Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home Inc.