Bolton, Kenneth R.
September 22, 1965 - June 3, 2017
Kenny took his last breath in the twilight hours of Saturday, June 3, 2017, at his childhood home in Irving, TX. He was 51 years old. The cause of death is known only to his Maker at this time.
Kenny was born on September 22, 1965, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, TX, to Patty and Bob Bolton. Bobby, having barely survived a 42’ fall, held his son for the first time with casts on his arms. Family life began by settling in Irving to recover with lots of help from grandparents. He and his sister, born 2.5 years later, grew up together, attended school and built life-long friendships in the Irving area.
Kenny’s passion was being outdoors from a very early age. He loved riding his bike, climbing trees, swimming, fishing and playing all types of sports. He excelled in baseball and played for the YMCA as well as city leagues for many years. Happy times with his dad included camping and fishing trips throughout his years in Boy Scouts. He loved the hunting trips and spending time with his Papaw Smith. Kenny learned to play the violin, saxophone as well as guitar. He truly loved all genres of music. Above all he loved to make people laugh and was kind hearted.
When his parents parted ways, he just wanted to save his dad from alcoholism. As soon as he finished high school he moved to DeSoto, TX, to live and work in the Bolton family construction business as an iron worker and welder. Instead of saving his dad, he was drawn into addiction. It Really began in high school experimenting with marijuana and alcohol then moving to pain killers and worse over the years. The biggest blessing of all is we know he was a Christian. He accepted Jesus Christ as is Lord and Savior and was baptized on January 13, 1985, at Plymouth Park Baptist Church in Irving. He went on to marry twice and have three beautiful daughters. He later enjoyed working in the tree removal and lawn care business in southeast Texas as well as the DFW Metroplex area.
Those left behind to remember Kenny’s life story are his daughter Autumn Brooks & her husband Tyler, daughter Karajean McCurdy & grandson Aiden, daughter Sarah McCurdy, his daughters’ mother Tina Bargas and their grandparents Chuck and Norma McCurdy, all of Mansfield, TX; Mother Patty Pannell, sister Kara Heflin & her husband Lee, niece Amber Heflin & her daughter Bria, niece Megan Heflin & her son Tre, all of Irving, TX; extended family are bonus sister Christie Rawson & her husband Mike, niece Amanda Rawson & her children Hunter, Braylen & Makayla; nephew Kody Rawson & wife Savannah & their son Paul; all of Mesquite, TX; maternal uncle Gary R. Smith of Irving, TX; paternal uncles Reggie, Steve, Randy & Terry Bolton & their respective families all in the DFW Metroplex area. Numerous cousins in Texas, Oklahoma & Iowa. The love of his life Debra Snyder of Tomball, TX, as well as numerous friends past & present.
Please know that the best part of Kenny loved each and everyone of you. This is an excerpt from a private message he sent to several of the people he cared for on Thursday, June 1, 2017: “Search us, Oh GOD, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!”
I’ll hold you in my heart forever, love Mom
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Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
1820 N. Belt Line Road
Irving, Texas 75061
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