Richard Lee “Dick” Bolton, Sr., 75

October 28, 2014

Richard BoltonRichard Lee “Dick” Bolton, Sr., 75, of Hughesville, MD passed away October 27, 2014 at Genesis Health Care Center, La Plata, MD. Born March 3, 1939 in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Major Frank Alexander Bolton, USAF, Retired and Melissa Ann Dement Bolton. He was the grandson of former Charles County Commissioner F. B Bolton.

Dick was an entrepreneur and self-employed for most of his life. He ran a family farm at Mt. Zephyr, founded Bolton Construction Company and several automotive businesses, including the Bel Alton Sunoco and G & M Towing early in his career. Later, he turned to his love of travel and the open road to work as a Transportation Specialist for the Dillon and Keller bus services and with Envisioneering, Inc. Dick enjoyed camping, Bluegrass Festivals, travelling and keeping in touch with his 1957 classmates from La Plata High School. His wit and quick smile was certain to brighten up your day.

He was a member of All Faith Episcopal Church in Charlotte Hall, MD.

Predeceased by his parents and step-mother Gladys Robinette Bolton and step-mother, Zelda Taylor Bolton, Dick is survived by his wife, Grace D. Bolton; step-children, Glenn M. Cross and Judy C. Walker; step-brother, Larry Taylor of Stuart, FL and step-sister, Andi Sanford of Oviedo, FL and his first wife and mother of his children, Sharon Gore Bolton; sons, Richard Lee Bolton, Jr., and Raymond Gore Bolton; daughters, Rebecca B. Bridgett and Melissa B. Willett; 9 grandchildren; Amanda Miljenovic, Heather Bolton, Lee Bridgett, James Willett, Elizabeth Willett, Anne Elise Bolton, Raymond G. Bolton, Jr. Jacob Bolton and Luke Bolton; 5 step-grandchildren, Joshua Proebus, Andrew Phoebus, Alex Walker, Keith Cross and Laura C. Renteria.

The family will receive friends on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, P.A., 30195 Three Notch Road, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Brinsfield-Echols with Rev. Ronald Robison officiating. Interment will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, Charles Street, LaPlata, MD. A time for friends and family to fellowship following the Interment, will take place at the All Faith Episcopal Church Hall.

Pallbearers will be Richard Lee Bolton, Jr., R. Gore Bolton, James Willett, Dennis Lee Bridgett, Jr., Raymond Gore Bolton, Jr., and Joshua Phoebus.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Faith Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 24, Charlotte Hall, MD 20622.