Winston Ray Bolton

July 23, 1932 - January 14, 2013

Winston Ray Bolton of Bells, Texas passed away January 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 of 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 12:00 p.m., Friday, January 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 officating. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Johnny sorry to hear about Winston may the Lord be with you and your family at this time. Winston was my wifes patient for his stay at WNJP she just loved him and your family. Johnny & Victoria W. Lamb, January 18, 2013 Beth Wanda and I extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. Winston was a good man and a good friend. Don Booth, January 18, 2013 With much love and admiration for a man of exceptional cares and feelings for friends and family, Winston this family will remember you and Beth with the utmost love and care possible. You,in your black leather vest, and you desire for extra servings of Sandra's banana pudding on lodge dinners will always bring a happy smile to those of us who love and miss you but will never forget you and the pleasure given to us by your being there!n Brenda and Markham Patton Patton, January 17, 2013 To our "ENERGIZER BUNNY"...I Love you Daddy!!! You will be soooo missed, but, will always be in our hearts. You have been sick for so long, and now you can be with all of us and watch over us again, like you have always wanted to do. You have been the BEST Daddy in the world. I know God is happy to have you up in Heaven with him to help in every way possible, just like you did down here in life. You are my HERO, and always will be. Teresa Ilene Bryant(Bolton), January 16, 2013 A very special man is now in heaven watching over all of us. Please know that my heart is broken by this news. Sad for us but peace and happiness for Mr. Bolton. I love you all. My prayer is that you will keep the great memories as comfort in the hard road ahead. Hugs and kisses. Oneida Davis, January 16, 2013 Johnny and the Bolton family, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Allen and Linda Clark, January 15, 2013