Harold Ray Bolton passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008 at Hamilton Health Care Center. Harold graduated in 1944 from Gustine High School. He attended Texas Tech University and Howard Payne University and from 1945 - 1947. Harold Served in the U.S. Army Air Forces.
After attending Barber College in 1948, Harold worked in Los Alamos and later moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he was a barber for 50 years. Harold moved to his hometown, Gustine, when he semi-retired. Deral Bolton, Harold's father, had established a barber shop at Gustine in 1929. Harold remodeled his dad's shop and continued working until he suffered a head injury a year ago. Harold was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Harold Ray Bolton is survived by his wife of 31 years, Zelda Faye Bolton; daughter, Darlene Humphries and husband Greg of Rockwall, Texas; son, Dean Bolton of Lubbock, Texas; two step-sons, Danny and Kenneth Slack of Abilene, Texas; one granddaughter, Claire Humphries; seven step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; sister, Anita Boynton and husband Robert of Azle, Texas; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Harold Ray Bolton was the son of Deral and Buena Bolton and grandson of Forest and Nanny Pearl Bolton and B. F. and Georgia Inez Perkins. Harold's great-grandparents were G. H. and Nancy Chancellor which were one of the first settlers in Gustine, Texas.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Cartwright and Rev. Ronnie Calcote officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Gustine.
Comanche Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.