Austin Leon Bolton, 83, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born May 4, 1932 in Corbin, KY to the late Russ Bolton and Gladys Prewitt Bolton Pirkola. Leon served his country in the US Air Force and went on to work in the grocery industry as a salesman.
Funeral service: 6:00 pm, Monday, May 18, 2015 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Rd., Knightdale, 27545 with military honors. The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 4:00 to 5:45 pm. Graveside service: 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Highland Cemetery, Williamsburg, KY.
Surviving: wife of 61 years, Marlene Curtis Bolton; sons: Michael Wayne Bolton (Jacqueline) of Charlotte, Ronald Keith Bolton (Joanne) of Wendell, Bart Herbert Bolton (Mary) of Arlington, TX; daughters: Krisandra Marie Collins (Mark) of Raleigh, Robin Lee Wilson (George) of Memphis, TN; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers: Joe Bart Bolton (Bea) of Tampa, FL, Terry Wayne Pirkola (Mary) of Hazel Park, MI.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Ernest Bolton.
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In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 or woundedwarriorproject.org.
Condolences to the family may be sent to poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.