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Joe Lynn Bolton

October 6, 1930 March 30, 2024
Joe Lynn Bolton
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Obituary for Joe Lynn Bolton

Funeral services for Joe Lynn Bolton will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church with Brother Terry Ward officiating. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Jeane’s Funeral Service. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle, LA.

Joe Lynn Bolton was born on October 6, 1930, in Slagle, LA to Joe and Olga Bolton. He passed away on March 30, 2024, at the age of 93 years, 5 months, and 24 days. He graduated from Simpson High School in 1947. After graduation he attended Vincent Business College in Lake Charles to study accounting. That is where our parents’ romance started and certainly stood the test of time. Joe Lynn Bolton and Cathleen James Bolton were married on December 16, 1949, at Boulevard Baptist Church in Lake Charles. Little did we know that this would be a lasting legacy of nearly 70 years together as one.

In his early years he worked for Calcasieu Marine, National Bank, and Pan American Import Company. Then moved on to work for Swift and Company for 11 years. In 1960 he went to work for Continental Oil Company, eventually known as Conoco Oil Refinery. After 31 years of dedicated service, he retired in 1991 from Conoco Oil Refinery. He continued working after retirement by serving on the board of directors and as secretary of the Credit Union at Swift & Company and Conoco. In 1994 he was elected to the Board of Directors of East Central Vernon Water Department in Slagle and served as Secretary Treasurer until his death. In 1970 our family moved to Slagle where our dad established himself as an active servant and dedicated member of Antioch Baptist Church. He served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Twelfth Street Baptist Church in Lake Charles and Antioch Baptist Church in Slagle.

His biggest love and greatest joy was found in his unwavering, gentle, and devoted love for his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. He was a supportive, dedicated, loving husband, father, paw paw, brother, uncle, and friend. He loved spending time with us as a family and has passed on that heritage and legacy to all of us. He loved to sit on his porch, drink coffee, and visit with friends and family. Always eager and proud to share pictures of his life and his family with others. He has always been more of a giver than a taker when it comes to helping and serving others. He loved to grow a garden and raise cows. He enjoyed hunting squirrels, deer, hogs, and occasionally an armadillo. His favorite pastime was reading the newspaper from cover to cover. He enjoyed riding in his side by side with his loyal companion Bailey. They would ride around the neighborhood checking on friends and family together. He just loved life and he would always say, “Go with what the Good Lord gives you and I am thankful for everyday the Lord gives me.” Our dad was truly a man of God, and he loved the Lord with all his heart. It is a privilege to call you dad, paw paw, and friend. Even though our hearts are broken at his departure, we do rejoice in knowing all is well with his soul. He loved his Savior Jesus Christ and we have peace in knowing we as believers will be reunited with him in heaven one day. As we celebrate his departure from this earth let us reflect on the beautiful person he was. We will forever cling to the precious memories we have of him, never letting them fade from our memories.

He was preceded in death by his:

Wife: Cathleen James Bolton of Slagle, LA

Son: Walter Lynn Bolton of Slagle, LA

Daughter: Stepheny Bolton Waugaman of Powhatan Point, OH

Son-in-law: Joe Waugaman of Powhatan Point, OH

Parents: Joe and Olga Crumpler Bolton of Slagle, LA

Brothers: W.T. Bolton of Slagle, LA, Melvin Bolton of Pineville, LA, and Archie Bolton of Slagle, LA.

He is survived by:

Sons: William Bolton of Slagle, LA, Teddy Bolton and wife Karen of Lake Charles, LA, and Jesse Bolton and wife Melanie of Alexandria, LA

Daughter: Lesa Bolton Miller and husband Dale of Anacoco, LA

Daughter-in-law: Regina Bolton of Slagle, LA

20 Grandchildren, 33 Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-Great grandchildren

and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and Friends.

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5:00 PM 4/4/2024 5:00:00 PM
Antioch Baptist Church

2241 Slagle Loop
Leesville, LA 71446

Antioch Baptist Church
2241 Slagle Loop Leesville 71446 LA
United States





10:00 AM 4/5/2024 10:00:00 AM
Antioch Baptist Church

2241 Slagle Loop
Leesville, LA 71446

Antioch Baptist Church
2241 Slagle Loop Leesville 71446 LA
United States

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