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Cowboy Jackie (Jack) Bolton rode off into his final sunset in Balch Springs, Texas, on Sunday, September 8, 2019. He was born on October 31, 1935 in Van Zandt County, Texas to Lonnie (L J) Bolton and Thelma Pitts. He was the youngest of 3 children. He married Joann Stark in 1954 and together they had 2 children James Warren Bolton and Tony Dean Bolton. This marriage ended and in December 1994 he married Emmie Busby. He was widowed in 2016.
He is preceded in death by his bride Emmie Bolton, his parent LJ and Thelma, his siblings LJ Jr and Delores and his son Tony Bolton. He leaves behind his son James Bolton and 4 grandchildren Brandi Arnold, Zach Craven, Tony E Bolton and Amee Bolton. Also left to keep his stories alive are his 6 great grandchildren Lesleigh, Dylan, Brandon, Paris, Cheyenne, Summer and 8 stepchildren Jackie Brown, Kenneth Watson Jr, Ricky Watson, Vernon Watson, Betty Finley, Emmie (Kaye) Allen, Amanda Horton, Daniel Busby and numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.
Jack loved the old cowboy way of life. He often told stories back in the day when he rode in rodeos. He will be remembered for his language as he was known for not holding back and telling it like it is. Despite his crusty exterior, cutting remarks and stubbornness, Jack was a loving, giving and very caring person. The family is grieving dearly from his passing. It is very comforting, however, to know that Jack is no longer in pain and has joined his one true love, Emmie Bolton, and they will never again be separated.