Gary Lynn Bolton

Funeral Services for Gary Lynn Bolton, age 73, will be held Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at
2:00 p.m. at West Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. David Burns and Bro. Wayne Darty
officiating. Interment will follow at Brashear Cemetery with Cody Jennings, Kevin McDonald,
Daniel McDonald, Colton McDonald, Chad Bolton and Carl Smith serving as pallbearers
and Mark Lynch and Johnny Ethridge serving as honorary pallbearers. Visitation will be held
from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Gary passed away peacefully on April 27, 2024, in Tyler, Texas, surrounded by his family.
He was born on August 9, 1950, in Clarksville, Texas, the son of Maxie Lyons Bolton and
Lois Erlene Van Buskirk Bolton. Gary graduated from Sulphur Bluff High School in 1968 and
married his high school sweetheart, Linda Caudle, on August 9, 1968.

Gary was a resident of the Hopkins County Area for over 60 years and was a member of
Brashear Baptist Church for 47 years. Over the years, he was self-employed as a dairyman,
dump truck driver and carpenter and retired from Ocean Spray. Gary loved the outdoors,
and enjoyed taking care of his cattle, gardening, playing golf and fishing. He could build or
repair almost anything, from houses and barns to vehicles, farm equipment and boats. He
was a quiet, humble family man who had a profound impact on all who knew him.

Gary is survived by Linda, his wife of 55 years, daughters Sherry Sturgis and husband Todd
of Sulphur Springs and Stacey McDonald and husband Paul (Marty) of Cumby, grandsons
Cody Jennings and wife Toriegh, Kevin McDonald and wife Kyndall, Daniel McDonald and
Colton McDonald and wife Lauren, great-grandchildren Wyatt, Bryli, Autym and Lorie
Jennings, Bentley Horsely and Faithlynn McDonald, his mother Erlene Bolton, brother
Michael Bolton and wife Nancy, and brothers-in-law Roger Caudle and Jimmy Caudle. Gary
was preceded in death by his father Maxie Bolton and his brother Mark Bolton.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the first responders from Hopkins County
and Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, the trauma and neuro ICU staff at Trinity Christus
Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler and the staff and volunteers at East Texas Hospice in Tyler
for their diligent care and attention to our Daddy during these last few weeks.

With our condolences.

Author: Chad Young

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