|Birth: ||Jul. 28, 1934|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1987|
South Carolina, USA
Native of Cherokee County; son of Mrs. Lillie Mae Owens Whitten of Gaffney and the late Lewis Bolton; band director oat Chesnee High School in School District 2 for 15 years, member of Chesnee United Methodist Church.
Also surviving: sons, Anthony Lewis Bolton of the home, Joseph Thomas Bolton of Charlotte; sister, Mrs. Joanne Bailey of Gaffney; brother Gene Douglas Bolton of Ft. Mill.
South Caroina Band Directors Association
HALL OF FAME
Billy Lewis Bolton had a passion for music. This passion, coupled with the infinite influence of his high school band director, Dean Ross, fueled him with a desire to be a music educator. While at the University of South Carolina, he performed in both the marching band and the Columbia Symphony. After acquiring both a bachelors and a masters degree, he went on to teach music in Edisto, Mid-Carolina, Winnsboro, and Chesnee. Through his own influence, three of Mr. Bolton's students also became band directors. His professional affiliations included MENC, SCMEA, SCBDA, and Phi Beta Mu. As a very active member in the SCBDA, he presided as Chairman of the Solo and Ensemble Committee from 1971 until his death in 1987. Indeed, Mr. Bolton touched many lives throughout his career, most importantly his students. From devising a solution that allowed a blind student to march, to simply offering his friendship, Billy Lewis Bolton was more than a teacher, he was a believer in the enrichment of lives through music, kindness, and caring.
Edna Louise Hubbard Bolton (1938 - 2008)
Glenwood United Methodist Church Cemetery
Created by: Midgette-Trent
Record added: Dec 27, 2008
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