Son of James and Barbara O'Robin Bolden. Predeceased by first wife Fannie M. Rausch Bolden, and survived by second wife Marilliaun Maloney Brown Bolden. Also survived by three sons Louis Adam Bolden, Bryon Bolden and Frank Bolden. He was predeceased by one son Charles Bolden. He was survived by two daughters Doris Mydland and Bettie Lee Chronister. Surviving were two step-children Billy Brown Sr. and Jessie Boneva Brown Young. He was survived by one sister Betty Riley. He was also survived by 19 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was retired as the custodian of the First United Methodist Church and was a Methodist. Cause of death was lung cancer.